Thousands of people thronged in Tai Hang to watch the area's heritage-listed dragon dance, kicking off the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day celebrations. Paraded along the narrow streets by 300 dancing Tai Hang residents, the 61-metre fire dragon swung its head and tail to the cheering of crowds.Sunday, 30 September, 2012, 11:53am
On a hot summer evening, a crowd gathers around a paper horse as tall as a man to hear a hair-raising tale of the unlikely.
The horse, tour guide Anven Wu Yim-chung tells a group of about 20 people, carries an envoy to hell to invite ghosts to earth during the Yu Lan Hungry Ghost Festival, in its second day at Kowloon City's Carpenter Road Park yesterday.19 Aug 2012 - 10:17am
A move to switch major public holidays from Saturdays to Mondays so the growing number of people working five days a week benefit from them should become law early next year. If lawmakers approve the plan, employees will get their first extra Monday off in 2013.12 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Authorities have arranged probably the most bizarre holiday schedule yet for mainland workers this autumn.
As usual, certain weekends are to be worked, allowing weekdays adjacent to holidays to be taken off.5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
The fire dragon of Tai Hang rose refreshed again on the eve of the moon festival yesterday, brightening up the tranquil Causeway Bay neighbourhood and wrapping it in a cheerful carnival mood.3 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
The mainland is just four days away from its most spectacular, most hi-tech - and probably most expensive - one-day party to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic.28 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
National Day is still more than a week away, but for many people in Hong Kong, it has already arrived.
From schoolchildren to the elderly, from housewives to arts and science lovers, the government and community groups are making sure everyone is immersed in a sea of patriotism in the run-up to October 1.18 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
One party, one parade.
That's the edict from top Communist Party leaders and the State Council to provinces and cities, other than Beijing, which have been planning public celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.17 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
For Chinese romantics looking to light a flame in the hearts of their lovers, Yang Fan has the answer.28 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Hopes are running high on the mainland for the UN to list the Dragon Boat Festival as intangible cultural heritage, to feed off what many perceive to be foreign encroachment in this domain.29 May 2009 - 12:00am
It is the time of the year when people remember their loved ones by laying flowers and offerings at their tombs, but a memorial website launched yesterday allows tributes to be paid to suicide victims anytime, anywhere.
The new site is the city's first online space for mourning.5 Apr 2009 - 12:00am
Guangdong will reinstate the week-long 'golden week' in May - just a year after Beijing scrapped the national holiday - to boost consumer spending as the financial crisis batters the province's economy.
But to enjoy a seven-day break from May 1, people will have to give up two days of annual leave.26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Beijing will allow local authorities to reinstate the week-long May Day holiday in an effort to stimulate tourism spending.
National Tourism Administration spokesman Liu Xiaojun said local governments could extend the holiday if their economies needed stimulus measures, although the central government had no plan to do so.6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
Cost-conscious suitors seemed to be taking advantage of the Chinese Spring Lantern Festival yesterday to send flowers to their sweethearts - to avoid having to buy expensive bouquets on Valentine's Day, which falls on Saturday.10 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
You can have too much of a good thing. With Christmas, the Gregorian New Year and Lunar New Year so close together, there's the danger of overeating, overspending (even though the lai see money may provide some relief at the end) and having to worry about what to wear.12 Jan 2009 - 12:00am