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The Bun Carnivals held since the re-commissioning of the Bun Scrambling Competition in 2005 have been well received by the public. The wide range of programmes including the Selection of Finalists for the Bun Scrambling Competition, the Climbing Carnival as well as the Bun Scrambling Competition has attracted not only over 10 000 participants but also tens of thousands of local and overseas spectators. Among these programmes, the Bun Scrambling Competition has been the focus of attention and one of the most representative traditional festive events in Hong Kong. It helps boost the economy of Cheung Chau, create commercial opportunities and promote the sport of climbing. As bun scrambling is one of the highlights of the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival, the theme of the 2012 Bun Carnival will be about the successful inscription of the Festival onto the Third National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2011 to promote the local festive culture and encourage public participation.

The 2012 Bun Carnival to be staged at the soccer pitch of Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau from 8 to 29 April 2012 is jointly presented by the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, in association with the Cheung Chau Wai Chiu County Association Limited, the Cheung Chau Rural Committee, the Islands District Office and the China Hong Kong Mountaineering and Climbing Union, and sponsored by LUKFOOK JEWELLERY, A.S. Watson Water and the Islands District Council. The activities include Training on Bun Tower Climbing, Selection of Finalists for the Bun Scrambling Competition, the Climbing Carnival and the Bun Scrambling Competition. This year, the colouring and drawing competitions will continue to be held for students of kindergartens and primary schools respectively to enhance public knowledge of the bun scrambling tradition and local customs.

The Climbing Carnival is staged to enable the public to enjoy the fun of bun tower climbing. The activities include climbing play-ins, an exhibition, game stalls, handicraft, lion dances for fun and variety shows. In celebration of the inscription of the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival onto the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the highlight of the Festival, the Bun Scrambling Competition–its past and present, will be featured in the exhibition booth. Members of the public can also experience the nostalgic fun of playing traditional folk games at the game stalls, and take a look at the plaque of the National List Intangible Cultural Heritage presented to the Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee by the Mainland in 2011 to share the joy brought by the honour. Regarding the Bun Scrambling Competition, climbing training will be provided for the participants. In addition to the individual event, an invitation relay will be organised for climbing athletes from neighbouring cities and local groups in Cheung Chau. The “Celebration of the Inscription of the Cheung Chau Jiao Festival onto the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage Cup” will also be awarded this year.

The activities of the 2012 Bun Carnival are as follows:

Date

Programme

8/4, 14/4

Training on bun tower climbing (individual event)

15/4

Selection of Finalists for the Bun Scrambling Competition

22/4

Climbing Carnival

28-29/4

Bun Scrambling Competition cum Prize Presentation Ceremony

Please refer to publicity materials for activity details.

 

 

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