Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month, which is usually mid-October. Lunar lanterns in shapes of koi fish and dragons are on display, and moon cakes containing lotus seed paste and duck egg yolks are a popular delicacy.
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Chinese New Year
Chinese New year in Hong Kong is full of activities and Chinese traditions. Also known as Lunar New Year, it's one of the most important holidays in the entire Chinese Calendar, falling on the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar. Every year an animal is celebrated, and birth years are associated with these animal horoscopes. The dates change every year but traditionally fall toward the end of January to early February. One can witness lion dances, parades, and fireworks over the harbor during this festive time of year. Many shops and restaurants close for the first 3 days so it's a quieter time of year in many ways, traditionally a time to travel and visit family, enjoy banquet-style dinners, and exchange red pockets known in Cantonese as lai see, "lucky money."
October is big holiday month in Hong Kong and a great time to visit. October 1 is National Day in Hong Kong, and the whole week around it is Golden Week, when shops offer sales and discounts. Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is usually mid-October. Lunar lanterns in shapes of koi fish and dragons are on display, and moon cakes containing lotus seed paste and duck egg yolks are a popular delicacy. And then there's the big spectacle of Halloween on the 31st. Throngs of people parade out in their costumes in popular areas like Lang Kwai Fong.
I chose to make the trip last weekend and although I had no specific place to visit in mind, I nonetheless chose to visit random places. As soon as I was in Hong Kong, I went straight to the Victoria Park which is among Hong Kong’s most magnificent designs and inside it are a dazzling array of entertainment spots, shopping malls and restaurants.
I also went to the Ladies Market and the Hong Kong Disneyland where I got thrilled by fantastic rides at the Ocean park Hong Kong. I found it much easier relating with traders of things that are so unique and which you can’t find in other places with relative ease. I then passed through the temple Street Night Market where I enjoyed some snacks, bought souvenirs and saw a few fortune tellers in action.
Nonetheless, I passed through The Clock Tower, which is among the few remainders of Hong Kong’s past colonial history. It looked simple, but carried with it a massive influence and history of the colonial age. After walking, shopping and sightseeing, I passed through a famous massage spa to get some relaxation and rest. The quality of service they offered was mind blowing.