Festival & Events

Festivals & Events

One thing I often say about Hong Kong is that you’ll never be bored. Between the countless events popping up throughout the year and the numerous festivals we celebrate (and get a day off work for), there’s always something to do here.

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Affordable Art Fair
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Art Basel
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Bun Festival
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Chinese New Year & Night Parade
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Dragon Boat Festival
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Great November Feast
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Hong Kong Art Months
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Hong Kong Sevens
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Hungry Ghost Festival
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Mid Autumn Festival
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Wine & Dine Festival
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Hungry Ghost Festival

Traditional Chinese beliefs say that the 15th of the seventh lunar month is the time when restless spirits walk around. It’s incredibly interesting to get a sneak peek into the various local traditions around town.

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Art Basel

Art Basel in Hong Kong provides a portal to the region’s artists, with over half of the participating galleries hailing from Asia-Pacific.

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Hong Kong Sevens

Today, it’s one of the largest rugby events in the world. While most people attend the Hong Kong Sevens to watch the intense matches, many people go solely for the good time.

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Chinese New Year & Night Parade

Beautiful decorations that spring up all over the city, is Chinese New Year – Hong Kong’s largest festival.

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Mid Autumn Festival

Another one of Hong Kong’s colourful festivals is the Mid-Autumn Festival, which usually happens in September. The three staples of this festival are mooncakes, lantern displays, and the Tai Hang fire dragon dance.

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Bun Festival

Fun fact: One of the main events in the Cheung Chau Bun Festival was a race up a tower made of buns.

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Hong Kong Art Months

To summarize, this month is filled with everything art: from a variety of art exhibitions to theatre, you’re sure to stumble across something that piques your interest.

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Wine and Dine Festival

While at the festival, you can experience some of the wine-pairing meals curated by well-known chefs, improve your wine knowledge at one of the many tasting classes, and just wander around the grounds taste-testing any and all wines that seem interesting.

In Vietnam, when a festival is afoot, it’s incredible to see communities rally around one cause and one goal to put on a spectacular show. Personally, I was wowed by the attention to detail ensuring everything was just so.

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Dalat Flower Festival
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Hoi An Lantern Festival
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Hue Festival
(Hue, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam)
Perfume Pagoda Festival
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Tet Nguyen Dan
(Hanoi Opera House, Tràng Tiền, Trang Tien, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam)
Wondering Souls Festival/ Cold Food Festival
(Hue, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam)
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Hoi An Lantern Festival

Dalat Flower Festival is held every two years in December and what started out as an event that initially attracted tens of thousands of people now regularly attracts nearly half a million, and it’s growing each time it’s put on.

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Perfume Pagoda Festival

Each full moon, the city of Hoi An turns the lights down low, and brings out silk lanterns, which almost instantly transport you back to another time.

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Dalat Flower Festival

Thousands of pilgrims make the trek every year, and the ceremonies involve famous pagodas and prayers in ancient caves.