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  • One of the races.
    One of the races.
    by IreneMcKay
  • One of the races.
    One of the races.
    by IreneMcKay
  • Dragon Boat Day Drummers.
    Dragon Boat Day Drummers.
    by IreneMcKay
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    Another Dragon Boat Day

    by IreneMcKay Written Jun 2, 2014
    Dragon Boat Day Drummers.
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    June 1st 2014 was Dragon Boat Day. After the races in Discovery Bay there was entertainment from this group of Chinese drummers. Discovery Bay is one of several venues where you can watch the races. It has a carnival atmosphere with entertainment, food stalls and market stalls.

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    Lai See packets

    by John6868 Written Feb 4, 2009

    Lai See packets are generally red envelopes (although gold is a secondary colour) that contain money.
    It is good luck to give and receive these packets just after the Chinese New Year. (Generally in late January).
    You should give them to sub-ordinates and unmarried friends.
    You should not give them to your Boss (he would be offended) or married peers.
    Normally you would expect to find a new HK$20 in the packet.
    If you are lucky you will find $100 or more depending on the wealth/generousity of the giver.

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    The harbour is glittering with

    by goglobe Written Sep 12, 2003

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    glittering splashing

    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.

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    More glittering show

    by goglobe Written Sep 12, 2003

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    splashes of colour

    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.

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