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  1. Parade turns into a political bun fight

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the culmination of week-long celebrations that hark back to traditions of the 19th century. A former pirate stronghold, Cheung Chau's Jiao festival includes an afternoon parade and a midnight ... was in the parade last year and he asked to be in it again this year,' said Ken's mother. 'He thinks it's beautiful and he likes people to watch the float he is on.' About 400 ...

  2. 'Politicians' on parade at Cheung Chau

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on floats through the streets of Cheung Chau yesterday they carried a non-too-subtle message to the large crowds on hand to watch the island's annual bun festival parade. The floats were among several taking aim at the government's HK$6,000 handout to everyone, a main theme of the traditionally political parade yesterday. The god of fortune is often used to represent the finance ...

  3. The heavy costs of keeping alive HK's cultural festivals

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The Cheung Chau Bun Festival, the Tai O dragon boat water parade, the Tai Hang fire dragon dance, and the Yu Lan Ghost festival. All four events ... and the island's history. Li Ying-keung, 53, a member of the Tai O Dragon Boat Association, said: 'A stronger sense of local pride and understanding of local history is needed for [the dragon boat ...

  4. Buns away as scramblers warm up

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... spent the past year building up his back muscles for the event, there is local pride at stake. 'I'm a native who grew up in Cheung Chau, so the festival is especially meaningful ... be no limits this year. And it will be business as usual at Kwok Kam Kee Cake Shop, which stayed closed last year. As well as the bun scrambling, highlights of the festival will include a parade ...

  5. Second up

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan A child dressed as a princess battles the heat during a second parade of floats yesterday at the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. About 11,000 people turned out for the event at the Pak Tai Temple, the first time in 28 years a second parade has been held. That was far below the 50,000 who lined the streets for the first parade. About 200 people queued for their share ...

  6. Boat fleet makes Tin Hau day a spectacle

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but this is the first time such a co-ordinated effort has been organised for the festival. Fishing and prawn boats from Chai Wan and Cheung Chau and the traditional Chinese junk Duk Ling will join the parade ... It will be the first time that such a large number of fishing boats has sailed through the harbour since a similar parade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival a decade ago. Each boat that takes part will get ...

  7. HK awaits outcome of heritage applications

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said the Ministry of Culture in Beijing would soon announce the result of an application from Hong Kong to bestow national intangible cultural heritage status on Cheung Chau's Jiao (Bun) Festival, the dragon boat parade in Tai O, the Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance and the Yue Laan (Hungry Ghost) Festival in Chiu Chow. ...

  8. Officialdom the target of some Bun Festival barbs

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Helen Wu, Paggie Leung and Ng Kang-chung Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and Tung Chee-hwa may not have been on parade at the Bun Festival, but islanders were not letting the government off lightly. Among the floats that formed the centrepiece of yesterday's parade, interspersed with teams of lion and dragon dancers and community groups, people voiced their anger over a variety ...

  9. Cheung Chau Bun Festival

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of one of Hong Kong's most beautiful islands. In an era of pirates and disease, residents decided to make a show of support to the gods, Pak Tai, in particular. Portraits of him were paraded ... of a festival starting on Saturday, which also features the famous parade of 'floating children' from 2pm on Tuesday. ...

  10. Week ahead

    Posted Apr 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chau, Apr 25; ritual marking the official start of Bun Festival, Apr 25, 9pm; Piu Sik Parade, Apr 28, 2pm-4pm; bun scrambling competition, Apr 29, midnight, Pak Tai Temple Playground; ... with celebratory activities, including a street parade featuring lion and dragon dances. Apr 28, around 10am-noon, Tam Kung Temple Rd, Shau Kei Wan, free. Inquiries: 2508 1234 ...




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