Russians in Hong Kong prepare for Christmas celebrations

Father Denis Pozdnyaev at the church. Photo: Edward Wong

Just when you thought Christmas was over, a small but growing community in the city is busy preparing for their own celebration tomorrow - that of the Russian Orthodox Christmas.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 4:06am

Party on ...

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 journey into the northern hemisphere.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The buzz

It never rains, it pours in Hong Kong when it comes to the arts.

After the famine of cultural events in the weeks leading up to Lunar New Year, we are now treated to a feast as the Arts Festival, International Film Festival and International Literary Festival arrive at the same time as a plethora of smaller film, visual arts and performing arts events.

17 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Mongolian bluegrass has jaws dropping at Fringe Club

The Fringe Club's City Festival kicked off on Thursday night with a reception in its roof garden. The festival is now in its ninth year, and artistic director Benny Chia Chun-heng and chairwoman Wailee Chow continue to thrive by offering a programme that is offbeat and entertaining.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

British Council prepares year of events for 60th anniversary

Sixty university graduates, some from the class of 1948, will help the British Council celebrate its 60th anniversary in Hong Kong this year.

Events to mark the anniversary, titled 'Celebration 60', will kick off on Saturday.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

From the heart

How members of the tycoon's family expressed their feelings for the garden

As a young child, my father took me along when he climbed the mountains in what was to become

Dragon Garden, planning where to build, what to build, and how to build. When I was young, I sat

6 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


RICE RUSH: More than 4,500 elderly people line up at Argyle Street Stadium in Kowloon City yesterday to receive free rice to celebrate the Yue Lan Festival. The queue started forming at 3am and 120 police officers were deployed to control the crowd. At least two elderly women fainted in the heat.

27 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

US observes Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving. It is one of the most important holidays of the year in the United States.

On Thanksgiving - which is held on the fourth Thursday of November - Americans have family feasts and give thanks for their blessings.

23 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Fest all set for take-off

THE sky's the limit for Hong Kong Youth Arts Festival, says its organiser Lindsey McAlister.

And she should know for she brought the project to fruition almost single-handedly last year.

Now the 11-day extravaganza which begins in four days is bulging with more than 100 performances from 140 schools and community groups - more than twice last year's number.

13 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Digs for gigs offering

NOTHING interesting to watch on TV? Here's a chance to generate your very own entertainment right in your living room (and please, stop sniggering at the back!).

16 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Fringe a hard act to follow

THE Hong Kong Fringe Festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the territory's cultural calendar, and next January's event might well turn out to be more popular than ever.

We say this in the knowledge that the Fringe Club's programme co-ordinator, Elaine Wong, has been at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival looking to sign up a few innovative acts.

7 Sep 1993 - 12:00am