Year of the Rat is the first sign in the Chinese Zodiac, making Chinese New Year this year Double Happiness for Disney fans! With everyone's favourite mice - Mickey and Minnie Mouse - in the spotlight, what's up at the Happiest Place in Hong Kong during the festive season?
Chinese New Year comes early in 2020. While it is not an official national holiday in Thailand, it is in four provinces. And it widely celebrated throughout the rest of the country owing to Thailand's close cultural ties with China. Celebrations are liveliest in Bangkok,
Is April a good time to visit Hong Kong? Expect temperate temps, dragon boat races, rugby sevens, and other exciting activities. But lines at border crossings can be long because of the mass exodus at Ching Ming and Easter. Check out this Hong Kong April travel guide.
Hung Shing Festival falls on the 13th day of the 2nd moon of the Lunar Calendar. In celebration, one of the largest traditional festivals in Hong Kong will be held in a small village in the New Territories, with lion dancing, a procession, Cantonese opera, Canto-pop, and more.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) will usher in the Year of the Dog with a Chinese New Year night market and other festivities. And since it will be the Year of the Dog, you can be sure that everyone's favourite canines - Goofy and Pluto - will play leading roles in the celebrations.
The Grave Sweeping Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Lunar Calendar. On this day, Chinese families gather at the grave sites of their forebears for picnics and to engage in ancestor worship. It is known as Chung Yeung in Hong Kong.
The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on th 5th day of the 5th month on the Lunar Calendar throughout Greater China. It is especially popular in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and other places with large Chinese populations such as Malaysia and Singapore.
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival, the Moon Cake Festival, the Lantern Festival, and the Children's Festival, is one of the most important holidays in Greater China and other parts of Asia.