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Mid Autumn Festival In Hong Kong

Top Activities + Celebrations + Mooncakes

Mid Autumn Festival In Hong Kong

The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner! Also known as the Moon Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival In Hong Kong will take place on September 21, 2021. Get into the spirit and celebrate the festive event with traditional mooncakes, colorful lanterns, dragon dances, and more!

  • Mid Autumn Festival In Hong Kong - The Origin Story

    WHAT ARE WE CELEBRATING - THE STORY OF MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL?

    There are many tales about the origin of the Mid-Autumn Festival, but one of the most well-known tales is based on the origin of mooncakes and the establishment of the Ming Dynasty in the 14th Century.

    According to the traditional story, during the Yuan Dynasty, when China was ruled by Mongolia, the leaders from the preceding Sung Dynasty decided to rebel against foreign rule. The rebellion leaders ordered the making of special cakes during the Moon Festival and put a message into each mooncake with details of the attack. On the night of the Moon Festival, they overthrew the government and successfully established the Ming Dynasty.

  • Best Mooncakes In Hong Kong

    WHAT TO EXPECT OVER MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN HONG KONG?

    Today, mooncakes are eaten to reminiscence the story of the rebellion. Traditional mooncakes are made of ground lotus and egg yolk, but there are more and more innovative mooncake flavors and designs - check out our full list of kid-friendly mooncakes here!

    In addition to savoring mooncakes and traditional foods, expect lantern carnivals, fire dragon dances, and moon-gazing harbor cruises in Hong Kong.

     

    Kid-Friendly Mooncakes To Try In 2021 - Click here!

  • Mid Autumn Festival In Hong Kong - Events

    HOW TO CELEBRATE MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN HONG KONG?

    Go ahead and allow the little ones to stay up late for one night to celebrate the Moon Festival by lighting a lantern under the full moon. You can find traditional paper lanterns in Causeway Bay Market or battery-powered plastic lanterns in Shum Shui Po. Visit the Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival at Victoria Park or check out the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance - we've got the deets on all the festivities here. Have fun!

     

    TOP ACTIVITIES FOR FAMILIES: MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2021:

    1. Golden Autumn Lumiere’ with 3.5-Metre-Tall Interactive Lantern

    Wong Tai Sin Temple is celebrating its 100th anniversary this Mid-Autumn Festival and throwing a special party this year! From now until October 1, a gigantic 3.5-meter-tall ‘Golden Autumn Lumiere’ interactive installation will set Temple Mall aglow with sky lanterns and mirror reflections. Have the kids dive into a journey of light and shadow, where sky lanterns change colors in sync with your movements! The mall and the temple will be decked out with mesmerizing exhibits of Chinese zodiac-inspired lanterns. From Sept 18-24, families joining the Sik Sik Yuen Centennial Carnival at Wong Tai Sin Temple who collect 9 stamps from booth games with the Carnival Passport can redeem a mini sky lantern too! In addition, the Mid-Autumn Bazaar starting on Sept 1, will feature almost 100 flavors of mooncakes, from Cheese and Peach Snowy Mooncake’ to ‘Earl Grey Tea Custard Mooncake and ‘Vegan Snowy Mooncake’!

     

    2. Mid-Autumn Lantern Making Workshop

    One of the key highlights of the Mid-Autumn Festival is the lanterns, and for a good reason, as they symbolize family reunion and to pray for good fortune. So why not learn how to make your own at Mid-Autumn Lantern Making Workshop on Sunday, September 19, from 2.30pm - 4.30pm. An adult must accompany children under 6, and the workshop is conducted in English and Cantonese.

     

    3. Mid-Autumn Festival Special ~ Chocolate Truffle Making For Kids

    Why not make some luxurious truffles to go along with your Mid-Autumn Festival spread. This workshop is designed for 7-13-year-olds on Sunday, September 19, from 10.30am - 12pm. Kids will learn how to make both traditional and vegan chocolate truffles! The workshop also covers what chocolate truffles are and the broad rules they're designed by, allowing kids to make their own delicious truffles at home.

     

    4. Mid-Autumn Chinese Lantern Making X Chinese Culture Workshop

    Qurio is hosting a 2.5 hrs hand-on workshop for parents and kids. The workshop will be divided into a 30-min Chinese/Mandarin trial lesson where kids and parents will learn about Chinese Culture, followed by a 2-hrs Mid-Autumn Chinese Lantern Making Workshop with parents, guided by their teachers.

    5. Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance 2021

    The performance is held from 8:15pm - 10:30pm on September 20 - 22  at Tai Hang. A recommended vantage point is Wun Sha Street. On September 21, the performance will also be held from 10:45pm - 11:30pm at Victoria Park.

    Transportation

    Tai Hang: MTR Tin Hau Station Exit A1. Cross King’s Road and turn right. Walk straight to the junction of Causeway Road and Tung Lo Wan Road on the left to enter Tung Lo Wan Road, leading to the Tai Hang area.

    Victoria Park: MTR Causeway Bay Station Exit E, walk along Great George Street to the park; or MTR Tin Hau Station Exit A2, turn left at exit and enter the park from Hing Fat Street.

     

    6. Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival: Victoria Park

    The Carnival Night will be held 8pm - 11pm on September 21.

    The Youth Night is held from 7:30pm - 9:30pm on September 20.

    On September 21, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance will make its way to Victoria Park.

    Lantern Displays will also be available from September 18-23, 6:30pm - 11pm. On September 21, the lighting-up of the displays will be extended to midnight.

     

    7. New Territories West Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival: Tuen Mun Park - TBA

    The Carnival Night - TBA - 7:30pm-10pm

    The Youth Night - TBA - 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Lantern Displays will also be available from September 18-22, 6:30pm - 11pm. On September 21, the lighting-up of the displays is extended to midnight.

     

    8. New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival: Tai Po Waterfront Park - TBA

    The Carnival Night - TBA - 7:30pm-10pm

    The Youth Night - TBA - 7:30pm-9:30pm

    Lantern Displays will also be available from September 18-22, 6:30pm - 11pm. On September 21, the lighting-up of the displays is extended to midnight.

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