Although the Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 27th September this year, the city cannot wait to start the celebration of this event which symbolises reunion. It is believed that at that night the moon would be the brightest and roundest.
You may see shops selling mooncakes and lanterns on the streets. It has been a tradition that Chinese would gather with their family members at the night of the festival. Yummy mooncakes and glowing colourful lanterns are essential parts of the celebration other than appreciating the moon.
If you are a festival-goer, do not miss the lantern displays which spread over different districts of the city. Whilst the grandest lantern carnival in Victoria Park starts on 23rd September, lantern display in Tsim Sha Tsui lasts for more than one month from 10th September to 18th October.
Other than lantern display, traditional music and dance performance, silhouette cutting art and various participatory activities will be arranged in the carnivals. Just immerse yourself in the festival atmosphere and enjoy the events under moonlights!
Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival
Venue: Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Date: Carnival Night 27th September 2015
Youth Night 26th September 2015
Lantern Display 23-28th September 2015
Time: 8:00pm to 11:00pm (extend to midnight on 27th September)
Mid-Autumn Thematic Lantern Display
Theme: Blossom Beneath the Moon
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Date: 10th September 2015 to 18th October 2015
Time: 6:30pm to 11:00pm (extend to midnight on 27th September)
If you are interested in other events of this year’s festival, please visit this website to find out more details. (http://www.discoverhongkong.com/common/images/see-do/events-festivals/pdf/Mid-Autumn-Festival2015_eng.pdf)