The Jiao Festival of Cheung Chau was officially inscribed onto the third national list of intangible cultural heritage in 2011. Since the revival of the bun scrambling contest of Cheung Chau in 2005, the annual Bun Carnival has been well received by the public. The varying activities offered by the Bun Carnival, including the Selection Contest for the Bun Scrambling Competition, the Climbing Carnival and the Bun Scrambling Competition, each year attract an attendance of over 10 000 as well as tens of thousands of spectators from home and overseas. The Bun Scrambling Competition, in particular, has been the focus of attention and is now one of the most locally distinctive traditional festivities. It helps to strengthen Cheung Chau’s local economy, promote climbing sport and boost tourism in Hong Kong.
The 2023 Bun Carnival to be staged at the soccer pitch of Pak Tai Temple Playground, Cheung Chau from 16 April to 27 May 2023 is jointly organised 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 Ltd.. Sponsored by BGI Health (HK) Co. Ltd., Otsuka Pharmaceutical (H.K.) Ltd., Vita Green Health Products Co. Ltd. and Watsons Water, the carnival aims to familiarise the public with the bun scrambling tradition and local customs.
The programme of the 2023 Bun Carnival is packed with a variety of interesting activities such as Training and Selection Contest for the Bun Scrambling Competition, the Bun Scrambling Competition and the Climbing Carnival. The Climbing Carnival is an opportunity for the public to enjoy the fun of bun tower climbing. Activities include stall games, handicraft making, variety show, climbing demonstrations and fun day, as well as display of winning entries in the Colouring and Drawing Competitions for Students. Climbing training will be provided for participants of the Bun Scrambling Competition. In addition to the individual event, an invitation relay will be organised for local groups in Cheung Chau.
The e-copies of the winning entries of the Colouring and Drawing Competitions for Students 2023 have been uploaded to the Multimedia Information System of Hong Kong Public Libraries.
Click here to view the winning entries of the Colouring and Drawing Competitions for Students 2023.
The details of the activities of the 2023 Bun Carnival are as follows:
|16 April 2023 (Sun)||Bun Scrambling Competition - Training on Bun Tower Climbing|
|30 April 2023 (Sun)||Bun Scrambling Competition - Selection Contest|
|14 May 2023 (Sun)||Climbing Carnival|
|26-27 May 2023 (Fri and Sat)||Bun Scrambling Competition - Bun Scrambling Final cum Prize Presentation Ceremony|
Please refer to the Prospectus for details of the Bun Scrambling Competition.