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Lantern carnivals celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
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     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a wide range of activities including lantern carnivals, thematic lantern exhibitions and a lantern design competition entries exhibition to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Admission to all activities is free.

     Featuring a variety of entertainment programmes, lantern carnivals will be held at Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square on September 11, at Victoria Park on September 12, and at Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza on September 13.

     The highlight of the three lantern carnivals will be performances of Shaolin kung fu, songs, dance and acrobatics by the Henan Arts Troupe from the Mainland supported by the Office for Cultural Affairs with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Regions, Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China. There will also be demonstrations of Chinese folk crafts such as paper-cutting, clay figurines and woodblock printing by craft masters.

     All the carnivals will be decorated with beautiful lanterns and will be open to the public from September 9 to 13. The Victoria Park carnival will showcase several spectacular lantern displays including the "Lantern Wonderland" organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, traditional hand-made revolving "zoumadeng" lanterns organised by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the "Charm·Made in Hong Kong" display featuring people and things from the 1960s and '70s, an animal grove and an amusement park.

     Glittering lanterns in various shapes surrounding the pool in Tin Shui Wai Park will turn the park into a colourful garden of lanterns. At Sha Tin Park, splendid lantern installations depicting the themes of family reunion and romantic lovers will be exhibited.

     Details of the carnivals are as follows:

1. New Territories West Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival
   September 11 (Sunday), 7.30pm to 10.30pm
   Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square
   Programme: Shaolin kung fu, songs and dance,
   acrobatics, live music, Chinese instrumental
   music, demonstration of Chinese folk crafts,
   moon observing activities, lantern quiz, fortune-
   telling and lantern installations

2. Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival
   September 12 (Monday), 8pm to 11pm
   Victoria Park
   Programme: Shaolin kung fu, songs and dance,
   acrobatics, fire dragon dancing parade, golden
   oldies, dancing stage, traditional hand-made
   lantern display, message under the moon corner,
   demonstration of Chinese folk crafts,
   lantern quiz, fortune-telling and lantern
   installations

3. New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Carnival
   September 13 (Tuesday), 7.30pm to 10.30pm
   Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza
   Programme: Shaolin kung fu, songs and dance,
   acrobatics, music theatre, dance, wushu, magic,
   demonstration of Chinese folk crafts, origami
   workshop, games stalls, lantern quiz and lantern
   installations

     There are also thematic lantern exhibitions: "Moon·Fun·Playground" at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza from now until October 9, and "Idiom Garden" at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade until September 18.

     The "Moon·Fun·Playground" lantern exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza depicts various amusement park facilities such as a 8.5-metre-high roller coaster, a glittering Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and bumper cars as well as lovely rabbits. Members of the public may test themselves in guessing Chinese idioms at the lantern displays in the "Idiom Garden" exhibition at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade.

     An exhibition featuring the winning designs and all entries of the 2011 Mid-Autumn Lantern Design Competition will be held at the Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall, from September 8 to 17.

     People are urged not to litter and burn wax while celebrating the festival.

     For more information about the lantern carnivals, please call 2591 1340 or visit the website:
www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Entertainment/EntertainmentOffice/events_details/11midautumn_carnivals/index.html.

Ends/Wednesday, September 7, 2011
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The Mid-Autumn Festival thematic lantern exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza is running until October 9, featuring depictions of various amusement park facilities such as a roller coaster, a glittering Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round and bumper cars as well as lovely rabbits.

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Featuring interesting Chinese idioms, the Mid-Autumn Festival thematic lantern exhibition "Idiom Garden" at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade is running until September 18.

 

 

 

 
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