Foto Friday: Happy Birthday Hong Kong!

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo was taken of Hong Kong fireworks from the Star Ferry terminal. Every year on July 1st, Hong Kong celebrates Establishment Day. This day celebrates the transfer of sovereignty from the United Kingdom back to China, which happened in 1997. Almost like […]

Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong: Lanterns, Dragons, and Bunnies! Oh My!

Mid-Autumn Festival takes place on the 15th day during the 8th month of the lunar calendar. The Chinese believe this is the day when the moon is its roundest and brightest; with round implying a time for family reunion. Therefore, Mid-Autumn Festival is a time when people return home to gather together with their families. […]

Hong Kong’s Tuen Ng Festival: Dragon Boat Races in Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Tuen Ng Festival: Dragon Boat Races in Hong Kong

The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Tuen Ng Festival, is a favorite amongst Hong Kongers. The festival takes place on the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, typically falling in June of each year. This celebration goes back as far as the 3rd century and has been deemed a public holiday in Hong Kong […]