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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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5 Upcoming Events in Hong Kong You Must Go To – Witness Hong Kong come Alive

Hong Kong is a destination that is lively, happening and full of festivities. It is a place that offers you so much to see no matter when you visit. Below are 5 festivals that are coming up this year


The Dragon Boat Festival

This festival is just as interesting as it sounds like it combines culture with something that is absolutely fun. The Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the 5th day of the 5th Lunar month which usually corresponds to May or June in the Gregorian calendar. A historic event, dragon boat races can be traced back to the 3rd century. Dragons play a huge role in the Chinese culture and couple this with the thrill of races and you get an event that is exciting and festive. In this sports teams of paddlers race on long and narrow boats to the beat of the drum all the way to the finish line. The ambience is eclectic, to say the least.


The Mid-Autumn Festival

This festival falls on the 24th of September which is actually the 8th Full Moon in the Lunar calendar. During this time roads are flooded with bright lanterns and a variety of fire dragons adorns the streets. To top this, the weather at this time of the year is nice and chilly adding to the romantic ambience in the air. Prepare to see a number of gorgeous well-crafted lanterns and drop into one of the many carnivals and fairs. If you are visiting Hong Kong at this time of the year, this is one festival that you absolutely must take part in.


The National Day

The National Day of Hong Kong falls on the 1st of October. This is, in fact, the same day when the Peoples Republic of China was founded. Just like in any other part of the world the National Day is celebrated in a grand fashion in Hong Kong. It is a great time of the year to witness Hong Kong's spectacular fireworks display. Amidst Hong Kong's immaculate skyline fireworks here look all the more amazing. You don't even need to leave your hotel to witness this remarkable show. In fact, if you are staying in a Hong Kong boutique hotel in the vicinity all you need to do is head to the rooftop or -if you are staying high enough even to your balcony. Cosmo Hotel Wan Chai Hong Kong is a great centrally located option you could choose from.


Le French May Arts Festival

This is one of the biggest cultural events in all of Asia and boasts a total of over 120 programs. The festival stretches over a span of 2 months and if you are big on arts and culture this is one event that offers plenty to enjoy.


Christmas and New Years

If you are planning to bid a grand farewell to the year, best do it in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Christmas and New Year are celebrated in style in this part of the world and although it is not part of their culture it is a great time to enjoy the Western influence on Hong Kong.

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