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Hong Kong July 1st Celebrations: the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR

July 1st in Hong Kong is a public holiday that commemorates the Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or the handover of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to Mainland China in 1997. The scope and extent of the celebrations have varied over the years including parades, flag-raising ceremonies, cultural performances, sports matches, and as in the case of special anniversaries 10th or 20th for example, a fantastic fireworks display. 2022 celebrates the 25th Anniversary and highlight activities and events are already underway!

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Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong is back in 2022 and will be bringing the art world together once again as galleries, artists, collectors and art enthusiasts from Asia and all over the world flock to this most prestigious of international art events. What's different this year: Show typically taking place in March has been postponed to May 27 - 29, 2022.

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2022

The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, for some a very entertaining and exciting festival, for others, a fiercely competitive event... After last year's cancellations we are hoping to have some dragon boat racing action this year. Let's enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival responsibly by adhering to health and social distancing guidelines. 2022 Dragon Boat Festival is on June 3, 2022.

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May 2022 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

The month of May in Hong Kong kicks off an array of colorful festivities and traditions...including Buddha bathing ceremonies, the one-of-a-kind bun-scrambling contest at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival and fantastic dragon boat racing action in anticipation of the annual dragon boat festival. In the cultural front, the premier art events postponed from March are here with Art Basel opening on the 27th of May and a plethora of satellite fairs and exhibitions in what has now become Hong Kong Art Week.

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April 2022 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

April 2022 in Hong Kong opens with some beloved traditions with the Ching Ming Festival on April 5 followed by the Tin Hau Festival and its revelry of water parades later in the month. April temperatures in Hong Kong are still pleasant but begin to climb as the Easter holidays approach. The Hong Kong Sevens have moved to November. In light of latest developments with the Covid Pandemic and the Omicron variant in particular, pay special attention to health precautions in effect and possiblity of cancellation or postponement of any large scale event.

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February 2022 Hong Kong Festivals and Events

The Chinese New Year celebrations in a somewhat different format this year due to the pandemic, will be in full swing in Hong Kong this February. Covid-19 continues to present many challenges with many of the large-scale highlight events having been cancelled. But as we get ready to welcome the Year of the Tiger on February 1st, 2022 there will be plenty of socially-distanced events to keep everyone safe and the celebrations will wrap up as always with the traditional Spring Lantern Festival by mid-February. Here are the top Hong Kong events for February 2022.

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Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations 2022

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations are some of the city's landmark events but due to the pandemic, this year's celebrations will be a bit different. Already cancelled are the Chinese New Year Night Parade and the Fireworks over Victoria Harbour, but there are still many events to welcome the Year of the Tiger that comply with restrictions or measures in effect at the time. Here's what's happening and when this Chinese New Year in Hong Kong!

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Hong Kong Chinese New Year Flower Markets

Hong Kong Flower Markets are buzzing with a frenzy of activity in anticipation of Chinese New Year, during the weeks leading to this most loved event, they will all be packed as households prepare decorations as well as gifts for their loved ones. The Covid Omicron situation is still fluid and events may change at the last minute, please check with organisers before heading out.

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