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Experience Hong Kong cultural celebrations this April

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People keen to learn more about Asian traditions will be looking forward to experiencing the Hong Kong Cultural Celebrations taking place in the second half of April.

Four fascinating traditional Chinese festivals will be occurring in the bustling city between April 13th and 29th, filling the streets with colourful processions, costumed characters, loud music and general good feeling.

The first of these will be the birthday of Tin Hau – the patron saint of fishermen – on April 13th, followed by the birthdays of another fishing deity Tam Kung and the Lord Buddha on April 28th.

Meanwhile, April 25th to 29th will see the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, which is celebrated primarily by the residents of Cheung Chau island and includes numerous bun-themed festivities.

These include the creation of towering stacks of buns outside the Pak Tai Temple, as well as the bun scrambling competition and the Piu Sik parade.

By visiting Hong Kong during these celebrations, visitors will be able to witness the religious customs of the local people first hand, while experiencing the blend of ancient culture and modernity that characterises the city.

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Find out more about the four festivals at www.discoverhongkong.com.

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