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  1. Happy to turn a new leaf

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... The third day of Lunar New Year is traditionally seen as a time when quarrels are likely. But residents at a New Territories village see it as a chance to party, writes Lee Wing-sze THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE calendar has a built-in mechanism to guard agains ...

  2. Songkran

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Coming of the rains Songkran- or the 'water splashing festival'- is Thailand's New Year. Thais used to set their New Year by the lunar calendar like the Chinese do. But today it has a fixed date- from April 12 to 15. ...

  3. Songkran in a mall? It's just not the same

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for three days from tomorrow. During the Buddhist festival, people traditionally pour water on others to ritually cleanse them, make offerings to monks and attend temples to pray. The only way ...

  4. Thai water festival is making a bigger splash in HK

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan Songkran, the wild and wet water splashing festival that Thais enjoy as they usher in the Thai New Year, will be celebrated in Hong Kong next weekend. In Thailand, from April 13 to 15 every year, people soak one another with hoses, buckets of ...

  5. Future of bun race hinges on review

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The economic benefits of the Cheung Chau bun scramble will be reviewed before deciding if the event will be held next year, a senior official said yesterday. Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping said his department would discuss the is ...

  6. Crackdown pours cold water on sex pests

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi in Bangkok If it's April in Thailand, then it must be Songkran. And with the Thai New Year water festival about to begin, controversy is never far away. In the past few years, concern has centred on 'killer amoebas' in filth ...

  7. Lantern festival turns HK into city of lights

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... 'We especially wanted to be here this year. There has been too much bad news and we need to celebrate and have fun' Victoria Park was ablaze with lantern lights last night as thousands of lovers, families and tourists descended on Hong Kong' ...

  8. Urban renewal has no place for hungry ghosts

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... The festival is often celebrated on soccer pitches or in parks, mainly by the Chiu Chow community, estimated to number 1.2 million. Legend has it that Mu Lian, then the oldest Buddhist monk, discovered ...

  9. Party on...

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charukesi Ramadurai in Mumbai Long after the rest of the world has finished welcoming the new year, in many parts of India the celebrations have continued. Mid-January witnessed Makar Sankranti, the harvest festival that marks the sun's auspicious jo ...

  10. Festival fun

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A salute to the motherland, which usually sees more Chinese flags flying in Hong Kong than usual. A huge fireworks competition takes place in Victoria Harbour, which can be viewed from the Central and Tsim Sha Tsui harbourfronts. Families visit the graves ...




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