Also check these Ongoing Hong Kong Culture Events during the month of August 2012 offering an array of FREE programmes ranging from tai chi classes, lion dance demonstrations, etc.
Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival Celebration in Peng Chau Island
Another draw for visitors are the series of special events including cooking demonstrations by prominent chefs, forums on a variety of topics such as
nutrition and food safety,
and games and competitions throughout the five-day event.
When?: August 16-20, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., last day closes at 6:00 p.m. Public Hall and Gourmet Zones are open to visitors.
Where?: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
How Much?: Free for Trade visitors, admission ticket price to public HK40
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It is said that some spirits may be restless and will have to be appeased, and thus, worshippers will burn paper money and make
the usual offerings to make sure they are back in the good graces of their ancestors and any other wandering ghost that may happen to "drop by".
The Hungry Ghost Festival marks the middle of the Ghost Month, and offerings and activities will be held particularly on this day.
Activities other than the usual offerings of incense, Chinese paper money and food, include Chinese Opera and the dragon and lion dances with plenty of noise to scare away the evil ghosts, and are held in parks and plazas throughout the territory.
When?: August 31, 2012
Where?: Various locations throughout Hong Kong
This art form has been around for centuries and to foster a better
understanding of this ancient art, the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural
Services Department brings the annual Chinese Opera Festival to the community.
If you have never experienced this unique kind of traditional art, this is your chance! The festival will offer daily stage performances by some of the leading Companies in the genre. Besides the stage performances, the festival also puts together an array of events from symposiums, Chinese Opera film screenings and exhibitions.
When?: June 15 - August 5, 2012
Where?: Stage Performances at various venues including a couple of locations very convenient to visitors:
How Much? Ticket prices vary depending on event.
More Info: Visit the official site of the Chinese Opera Festival.
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