Mid-Autumn Festival making Hong Kong an attractive destination

Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lantern-festival-300x200Hong Kong Observatory says the Mid-Autumn Festival will be special this year, as an extra-large super moon will be seen, weather permitting.

The Moon will be closest to Earth during the festival from September 26 to 28, at a distance of about 357,000km.

It will appear about 7% larger than average, and will be the biggest Mid-Autumn moon since 1998.

Hong Kong is a beautiful sight during the Lantern festival, when colourful lanterns are hung in parks, flower markets and restaurants.

Neighbourhoods across Hong Kong arrange a host of magical lantern exhibitions and carnivals in homage to the Mid-Autumn Festival. There are traditional stage shows, palm readings, game stalls, lantern riddle quizzes and many more. The grandest of all of these is held in Victoria Park on Hong Kong Island.

The weather may play foul in this week but will grow better during festival time. A trough of low pressure will bring showers and thunderstorms to southern China in the next couple of days. With an anticyclone aloft strengthening gradually, the weather over the south China coast will improve in the middle and latter parts of next week.

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