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Easter in Hong Kong 2021

Easter in Hong Kong, as part of the British legacy, is a public holiday with a long weekend of days off from Good Friday to the day following Easter Monday. For 2021, the Easter holidays will be from Friday April 2 to Tuesday April 6, 2021. From uplifiting services, easter egg hunts, champagne brunches... here's what's happening this Easter in Hong Kong.

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March 2021 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

The Chinese New Year celebrations have come and gone but if you have not had your fix of dancing lions, firecrackers and dragons, the Tai Kok Tsui Festival comes right on the heels of the New Year celebrations on March 7. Covid continues to present many challenges and several of our premier art events have been postponed. But with spring in full bloom and all outdoor venues open, the Hong Kong Flower Show is still on and will take place in many parks throughout Hong Kong!

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Tin Hau Festival 2021 and Tin Hau Temples in Hong Kong

The Tin Hau Festival in Hong Kong is coming up on May 4, 2021. Some of the most vibrant and notorious celebrations are at Yuen Long in the New Territories and Joss House Bay in Saikung, although there are many options to take part in this celebration as there are over 60 Tin Hau temples in Hong Kong. Don't miss this riot of colour and the festive mood to commemorate this most honored deity.

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Hong Kong International Film Festival 2021

The 2021 Hong Kong International Film Festival HKIFF45 will run from April 1- 12, 2021. Although not Cannes, or Sundance or Toronto, it is one of Hong Kong's largest cultural events and considered a major launching pad for films from all parts of the world into the China and Asian markets. This year's format will go hybrid with both online and in-theatre screenings. It is easy to catch a screening and ticket prices are quite reasonable, if only to see some of Hong Kong's magnificent venues from the inside!

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Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony 2021

The Hong Kong Film Award Ceremony is the Oscars of Hong Kong. Like the Academy Awards, it recognizes achievements in filmmaking and is a star-studded affair with prominent local celebrities that make an appearance at this most prestigious of Asian red carpet events. Due to the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic, the Hong Kong Film Awards Association (HKFAA) has resolved to postpone The 40th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony to 2022.

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Coronavirus in Hong Kong

Health and safety measures continue to adjust to the current conditions and travel and quarantine requirements as well as reopening and closures of attractions and events may change at the last minute. Restrictions are easing, theme parks and attractions reopening: Hong Kong Disneyland, Sky100, Ocean Park have reopened! Art Basel 2021 has been postponed from March to May. Please refresh your browser to see the latest update. This information is current as of March 5, 2021.

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Hong Kong Festivals and Events

There is such a wide range of exciting happenings and top notch events throughout the year in Hong Kong...the art festivals, world class sports events, concerts and performances, food festivals and the fascinating local festivals which besides the spectacular and colorful celebrations, can give such a unique glimpse into traditional Chinese and local life. Here's what's happening and when.

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Chinese Paper Money Traditions

Burning of Chinese Paper Money also known as Ghost Money is an ancient tradition that goes back thousands of years and one that is held to this day when honoring the ancestors. The practice has evolved, and now, along with paper money, many other must have items (like iPads, mobile phones, bitcoin wallets) are also offered.

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