Mid-Autumn Festival variety show cum Sha Tin Festival 2014

Mid-Autumn Festival variety show cum Sha Tin Festival 2014 (hkdigit-20130918-194216)

An opening ceremony for the Mid-Autumn Festival variety show cum Sha Tin Festival 2014 will be held on September 8 in Sha Tin Park to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and mark the opening of the Sha Tin Festival, which is held every four years.

The event is organised by the Working Group on Mid-Autumn Festival of Sha Tin District Council, and co-organised by the Sha Tin Festival Committee 2014 and Sha Tin District Office. The Financial Secretary, Mr John C Tsang; the Chairman of the Sha Tin District Council, Mr Ho Hau-cheung; and the District Officer (Sha Tin), Ms Cora Ho will officiate at the ceremony.

The variety show will feature acrobatics, Chinese instrumental music, a tea-tasting workshop, lantern riddles and handicraft game booths. Local artistes will also be invited to perform at the show and play games with the audience.

Date: 8 September, 2014
Time: 07:30
Venue: Sha Tin Park
Address: No. 2 Yuen Wo Road, New Territories
Admission: Free
How to get there : 7-minute walk from MTR Sha Tin Exit A through New Town Plaza. Sha Tin Park is next to Sha Tin Town Hall, on the river bank.

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2014

Mid-Autumn Festival 2014 (hkdigit-20140828-192111)

The Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on 8 September, 2014 (Monday).

The Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival features a broad array of celebrations, including huge thematic lantern displays and carnivals, as well as various cultural shows and performances. Coinciding with the Festival is the unique Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance – a spectacular ritual that highlights a magnificent fire dragon and is considered one of the most extraordinary events during this Festival.

Moonrise, transit and moonset during the Mid-Autumn Festival period

7 September (Sunday)
Moonrise: 5:02pm
Transit (Elevation 58 degrees): 10:58pm
Moonset: 4:57am (next morning)

8 September (Monday) (Mid-Autumn Festival)
Moonrise: 5:51pm
Transit (Elevation 63 degrees): 11:55pm
Moonset: 6:02am (next morning)

9 September (Tuesday) (The day following the Mid-Autumn Festival)
Full Moon (The moon is below the horizon of Hong Kong at this moment): 9:38am
Moonrise: 6:39pm
Transit (Elevation 68 degrees) 0:50am (next morning)
Moonset: 7:06am (next morning)

Although the full moon occurs in the morning of the day following the Mid-Autumn Festival, the moon will still be rather bright after the moonrise at night. If the weather permits, a bright and clear moon can be observed from open space in all districts during the period.

Weather Forecast

Mainly cloudy with a few showers. Hot with sunny periods tomorrow. Temperatures will range between 28 and 32 degrees. Moderate south to southeasterly winds.

Public Holiday

9 September, 2014 : The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival Event

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Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals 2014

Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnivals 2014 (hkdigit-20140828-190831)

Hong Kong 2014 – The Leisure and Cultural Services Department present a wide range of activities including festive lantern carnivals, lantern displays and the new programme “Youth Night” to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival.

Featuring a variety of entertainment, 3lantern carnivals will be held at Sha Tsui Road Playground, Tsuen Wan on September 7, at Victoria Park on September 8, and at Tai Po Waterfront Park on September 9. The lantern displays will continue until mid-September.

The highlight of the carnivals will be spectacular folk songs, dances and acrobatic shows by the Beijing Arts Troupe from the Mainland, supported by the Office of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs of the Ministry of Culture. There will also be demonstrations of traditional Beijing folk crafts, such as Beijing lantern crafting and Beijing zhayan kite (swallow style) crafting by lantern craftmasters.

Supported by the Department of Culture of Guangdong Province, folk art including images of peasant life based on paintings from Longmen in China and Foshan lanterns will also be featured, while local craftsman Leung Chi-shing will demonstrate traditional lantern making by framing paper lanterns with bamboo strips and wires, paper pasting and decoration skills.

The carnival sites will each be decorated with beautiful hanging lanterns, while the Victoria Park carnival will showcase several spectacular lantern displays, including one by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and two lantern sets from Taiwan.

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum has invited a local master to construct a Chinese-style lantern measuring 7.5 metres high comprising five levels. With the assistance of mechanical devices, the hand-crafted lantern incorporates a revolving effect. The different levels will be decorated by lanterns of different periods, and the lantern body will feature the “hanging works” style, displaying three-dimensional scenes of people living in the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty.

Two lantern sets titled “Dinosaur Pals” and “Hello Taiwan”, which were displayed at the Taiwan Lantern Festival 2014 earlier this year, will also be showcased. With fabulous design and superb craftsmanship, the “Dinosaur Pals” lantern collection displays a lively reproduction of giant prehistoric creatures, while the seven sets of lanterns in “Hello Taiwan” are based on different aspects of Taiwanese folklore.

At Sha Tsui Road Playground, spectacular red and glittering lanterns will decorate the carnival, while at Tai Po Waterfront Park, lantern installations based on 12 zodiac constellations will delight visitors.

Details of the carnivals are as follows:

Taiwanese lantern craftmasters Lee Kuan-I, Lin Yu-chu and Lee Ching-yun will present a lecture cum demonstration titled “The Creativity and Making of Taiwan Lanterns” (in Mandarin) at 2.30pm on September 5 at the Hong Kong Central Library Lecture Theatre. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

To share the joy of harmony and reunion with members of the public, a lantern display titled “The World in Colours” is being held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza from now until October 5. The lantern display’s design features different ethnic groups of the world and demonstrates that Hong Kong is a metropolis where East meets West.

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Victoria Park Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival 2014

Victoria Park Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival 2014 (hkdigit-20140905-185604)

Childhood is composed by imaginations and colourful memories. We used to believe there was a wonderland, where prince and princess lived happily ever after; where black cloaked magician ran the Toy Kingdom train and turned Teddy into a talking bear with a simple magic spell. No matter which generation you belong to, here at the Lantern Carnival, you will find many classic Hong Kong toys and long-forgotten fairytales that will amuse you once again. Come and get ready to show your playful side!

Lantern carnivals to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival  (hkdigit-20140905-193133)

Programme

Spectacular Chinese ethnic dances and songs, acrobatics, fire dragon dance parade, demonstration of Chinese folk crafts, children songs, folk songs, shuttlecock kicking, rope skipping and yoyo,creative market and a lantern quiz

Toy Kingdom train Mid-Autumn Lantern (hkdigit-20140905-185309)

Also, to promote Chinese ethnic culture among residents and tourists alike, month-long lantern displays with themes are held around the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Dinosaur Mid-Autumn Lantern (hkdigit-20140905-192235)

Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival

Carnival Night
Date: 8 September, 2014 (Mon)
Time: 8 pm – 11 pm

Youth Night
Date: 7 September, 2014(Sun)
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Lantern Display
Date: 5-14 September, 2014(Fri to Sun)
Time: 6:30 pm – 11 pm*
* Extended to 12 midnight on 8 September, 2014 (Mon).

Tin Toy Robot Mid-Autumn Lantern (hkdigit-20140905-192105-01)

Venue: Victoria Park Soccer Pitch, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Admission: Free
How to get there:

  • MTR Causeway Bay, Exit F, walk along Great George Street until you reach the park
  • MTR Tin Hau, Exit A2, turn left at the exit and continue until you reach the park.

Traditional Mid-Autumn Lantern (hkdigit-20140905-190701)

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Tai Po Waterfront Park Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival 2014

Tai Po Waterfront Park Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival 2014 (hkdigit-20140906-190925)

The Carnival features fantastic performances of Chinese and Western music, modern dance, Chinese traditional shadow play puppet show, pantomime, flash mob storytelling and a light-painting photograph workshop. Let’s join together in an enjoyable evening! Do not forget to make a wish upon our glittering lanterns of the 12 Zodiacal Constellations.

Programme

Spectacular Chinese ethnic dances and songs, acrobatics, demonstration of Chinese folk craft, Chinese and Western music, modern dance, Chinese traditional shadow play puppet show, pantomime, storytelling, a workshop on light-painting photography, a lantern quiz and a wish-making corner.

Also, to promote Chinese ethnic culture among residents and tourists alike, month-long lantern displays with themes are held around the Mid-Autumn Festival.

New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival

Carnival Night
Date: 9 September, 2014 (Tue)
Time: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Youth Night
Date: 8 September, 2014 (Mon)
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Lantern Display
Date: 5 – 14 September, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm – 11 pm*
*Extended to 12 midnight on 8 September, 2014.

Venue: Tai Po Waterfront Park
Address: Dai Fat Street, Tai Po, New Territories
Admission: Free

How to get there :
MTR Tai Po Market Station Exit A, then take bus 71K or K17 to the park.
MTR Tai Po Market Station Exit B, then a 10 minute taxi ride

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