Sham Shui Po is probably one of the places with the strongest atmosphere during the festivals in Hong Kong. Just like this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, the entire Toy Street is already full of lanterns for people to choose from. Check out the lantern styles, such as goldfish, lotus, and rabbit. There are all kinds of lanterns, star fruit, etc. In addition to these traditional styles, there are also new lanterns. These old and new lanterns are very interesting together, which actually reflects the cultural characteristics of Hong Kong: old and new things or different cultures can share Smelt a furnace, do not conflict with each other.
When it comes to the Mid-Autumn Festival, what characters do you think of?
In this album, creators will be invited to use their imaginations and design one more character to represent the Mid-Autumn Festival. You will see the Mid-Autumn Festival characters full of personal styles, which are definitely beyond your understanding of the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival.
Through this collection of paintings, I wish everyone a happy Mid-Autumn Festival with the creators.
Yu Lan Festival which held by 30 Houses, actually mentioned in the previous episodes, the venue is on Staunton Street opposite PMQ, and the day is more special, it is on the 24th of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, not the traditional On the 14th day of the seventh lunar month when the gate of hell is open.
In the past two years, due to the epidemic, the Yu Lan Festival has been suspended, so we were unable to shoot relevant clips, but recently the editorial department found some old clips, which were filmed in 2016. We decided to share it with the readers.
In the clip, you can see that the Yu Lan Festival was held on Staunton Street opposite the PMQ. There were no road closures during the period, and cars could pass by as usual. The Soho district of Staunton Street is a highly westernized area in Hong Kong. There are many bars and restaurants nearby. It is a place where many foreign tourists or foreigners living in Hong Kong like to spend time. It feels very good to hold the Yu Lan Festival here. In particular, I saw Taoist priests chanting sutras, neighbors making treasures and burning clothes, foreign tourists stopping to watch out of curiosity, and even taking pictures with their cameras. The two cultures of Chinese and the Western are perfectly integrated, which is peculiar but not contradictory. This kind of The miscellaneous situation of Chinese and foreign countries is a major feature of Hong Kong.