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First and foremost in everyone's mind nowadays are recent developments with the Covid-19 pandemic. You will find the latest news and guidelines on our Coronavirus page.

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Hong Kong Halloween Celebrations 2020

A guide to this year's Hong Kong Halloween celebrations, from parades, street parties, events at Disneyland, here's where the goblins and vampires are descending on this Halloween... all socially distanced of course. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation, keep in mind some events may be cancelled or formats of the celebrations may differ from previous years to accomodate enhanced health and safety measures. The Ocean Park Halloween Fest has been cancelled for 2020.

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October 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

October in Hong Kong normally starts with a bang with the National Day celebrations on October 1st which this year also coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 1st. This year however, social distancing rules have been extended through the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day, the fire dragon parades and the National Day Fireworks have been cancelled. As the colorful lanterns wrap it up for another year, the pumpkins and goblins come out as Halloween fests ramp up. Due to the challenging circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic and the sudden increase in untraced COVID-19 cases this summer, the status of the many events may change at the last minute. We will continue to monitor closely this rapidly evolving situation and provide relevant updates on this page.

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Coronavirus in Hong Kong

Great news, Hong Kong is relaxing further some of the Coronavirus restrictions imposed late this summer, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, ice-skating rinks and museums have reopened, the Observation Wheel, Ocean Park, Disneyland and Ngong Ping 360 are open as well. Health and safety measures continue to adjust to the current conditions, travel and quarantine requirements as well as reopening and closures of attractions and events may change at the last minute. Please refresh your browser to see the latest update. This information is current as of October 4, 2020.

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National Day Celebrations in Hong Kong

Hong Kong celebrates National Day 2020: National Day marks the founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1st, 1949 and is normally celebrated in Hong Kong with a magnificent fireworks display over Victoria Harbour. Sadly, the 2020 National Day Fireworks Display has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Still on the schedule are the flag raising ceremonies and the National Day Horse Races at Sha Tin and there are many attractions and activities that have reopened so get out and take advantage of the long weekend! National Day Fireworks WILL go ahead next door in Macau.

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Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Carnivals in Hong Kong 2020

The Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Carnivals in Hong Kong typically take place in many parts of the territory with the main celebration in Victoria Park hosting fantastic Lantern displays, fire dragon dances and cultural performances. This year however, social distancing rules have been extended through the Mid-Autumn Festival and large scale events, carnivals and the fire dragon parades have been cancelled. There is still much to do and enjoy to take advantage of the long weekend!

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September 2020 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

Front and center in September in Hong kong are normally the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations with the myriad of colorful lanterns which start popping up all over the territory, this year however, social distancing rules have been extended through the Mid-Autumn Festival and fire dragon parades have been cancelled. Horse racing season begins at both Sha Tin and Happy Valley although without spectators for now. The current Covid-19 situation keeps changing constantly, reconfirm status of any event with the organisers for the latest updates.

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Hong Kong Trade Shows and Fairs

Due to the challenging circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic and the sudden increase in untraced COVID-19 cases this summer, many of the trade shows have been postponed. The Global Sources Trade Exhibitions scheduled for October 2020 at AsiaWorld Expo remain on the schedule but keep in mind the status of the many events may change at the last minute. We will continue to monitor closely this rapidly evolving situation and provide relevant updates on this page.

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Hong Kong Outdoors and Fantastic Natural Landscapes

One thing this pandemic has made us realize is how fortunate we are to have so many fantastic outdoor opportunities in Hong Kong. Here's a guide to Hong Kong's outdoor spaces and natural beauty: Not far from the hustle and bustle of the city, there's wide open areas, beautiful beaches, marshes and wetlands teeming with life. Leave the towering skyscrapers, crowded markets and hectic traffic behind and take a day or half-day respite, get some fresh air... there are certainly some beautiful areas a short ride away and Hong Kong's convenient transportation makes a visit out of the city a snap.

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