Hong Kong Mid-Autumn Festival

By Emma, Australia, August 2011

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If you are visiting Hong Kong in the next couple of weeks, this colorful festival could be the highlight of your visit. For 11 days in early September the city comes alive with lantern displays, feasting and fire dragon dances in a celebration of harvest time and the brightest moon of the year.

Moon cakes are the ubiquitous festival snack. Made of ground lotus and sesame seed paste, egg-yolk and other ingredients, many locals can be found munching on them at The Peak come nightfall, as they light their lanterns at Hong Kong city’s highest point.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Hong Kong Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Hong Kong. Photo courtesy of Simon Shek via Wikimedia Commons.

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