Being in Hong Kong during a major Chinese festival can be an unforgettable experience. The residents celebrate all its festivals with a grand passion and there seems to be at least a festival celebrated every month -
Chinese New Year (usually in end-Jan or early-Feb) **
Yuen Siu (Spring Lantern festival in Feb) popularly referred to as the Chinese Valentine's Day.
Cheung Chau Bun Festival (April or May)
Tuen Ng (Dragon Boat) Festival (June) **
Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept) ** etc.
Personal favorites are highlighted with a double asterisk..
The spectacle conjures up a festive spirit indeed when a multi-coloured display of fireworks comes up, forming an amazing pattern as the frontispiece of the buidling behind.
Meanwhile, there is a special display of low-altitude fireworks in front of the Hong Kong Convention Centre. Whenever a splash of lights soar up, children utter a gleeful cheer.