Carnival-goers enjoyed the Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department tonight (October 3) at Victoria Park, showcasing a series of entertaining programmes and lantern installations.
Among the attractions were Chinese arts performances by the Yunnan Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of National Song and Dance Ensemble and Hebei Acrobatics Group of China featuring Chinese songs and dances, acrobatics. Other programmes included Chinese traditional stage arts, puppetry, Cantonese opera excerpts, games stalls, lantern quiz, and fortune-telling.
To add lustre to the occasion, lantern installations featuring "The Endless Innovation", based on the Chinese philosophy classic Yi Jing, and celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China were on display and filled the park with a festive atmosphere.
The LCSD will present another lantern carnival tomorrow (October 4) at Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza. The Yunnan Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of National Song and Dance Ensemble and Hebei Acrobatics Group of China will also perform in the carnival. Details are as follows:
New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival
October 4 (Sunday), 7.30pm-10.30pm
Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza
Programme: Chinese songs and dances, acrobatics, Chinese instrumental music, Cantonese opera excerpts, Chinese traditional stage arts, lantern quiz, fortune-telling, games stalls; and lantern installations showcasing the participating countries of the East Asian Games.
There are also thematic lantern exhibitions, "Join Hands to be the Legend" at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza from now until November 1, and "Glittering Garden under the Moon" at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade until tomorrow.
The exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre features various sporting images of East Asian Games mascots Dony and Ami, together with the national and cultural characteristics of the nine participating countries/regions, while the exhibition at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade features an enchanting garden with lanterns of glittering flowers.
People are urged not to litter and burn wax while celebrating the festival.
Admission to all activities is free. For more information about the lantern carnivals, please visit the website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/eo.
Ends/Saturday, October 3, 2009