Renowned for its lantern displays and dragon dances, Hong Kong’s Mid-Autumn Festival is a classic Chinese festival and one of the city’s biggest celebrations. This is a festival that is all about color and noise and making the most of both. It’s a fantastic spectacle. The festival itself is associated with celebrating a number of Chinese deities, although the story of the Jade Rabbit and Chnag’e is the most popular folklore tale associated with the celebration. For the more Gung-Ho, the Mid Autumn Festival’s mooncakes celebrate the overthrowing of China’s Mongol overlords back in the 14th century. You can read out Mid Autumn Festival profile for the full picture on the festival.
While it might be somewhat of a potluck celebration, there is no doubting the enthusiasm of the crowds. Below you’ll find our picks of the headline celebrations in Hong Kong for the Mid Autumn Festival.