Mardi Gras

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Obama delivers state-of-the-union speech

US President Barack Obama delivers his annual state-of-the-union speech to Congress, an opportunity to set out some of his priorities for his second term of office.

Tuesday, 12 February, 2013, 2:45am

Mardi Gras


Yesterday was the biggest party in the world. Christian countries all over the globe celebrated Mardi Gras, a feast of food, wine and making merry before the time of Lent.


9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Global traditions on parade in the park

It's time for some fun with the arts again. Standard Chartered Arts in the Park Mardi Gras 2009 will take place at Victoria Park this weekend. Organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation, the annual event brings a variety of arty activities to the park for the public's enjoyment.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Mardi Gras parade for Arts in the Park

Rio has its Carnival, New Orleans is known for its Mardi Gras and the Youth Arts Festival hopes Hong Kong will soon be known for its Arts in the Park.

7 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

FYI: In which country do workers enjoy the most public holidays?

The common perception is that Hongkongers are a highly strung, chronically overworked lot, but in yet another month that has multiple public holidays - Labour Day on May 1 and Buddha's Birthday a mere 11 days later - it may be time to sit back and reflect on how (relatively) good the employed of this fair city have it.

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

It's time to let your hair down

Two colourful fun fairs await you this weekend. West Island School's Mardi Gras Fair takes place today from 5pm to 9pm. A Day Of Magic will be held at Island School tomorrow from 11am to 4pm. Both are open to the public.

Mardi Gras is a traditional holiday celebrated in many southern states of the United States and in other parts of the world.

14 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Hunt for blackmailing bomber

Anti-terrorist police are hunting a blackmailing bomber who has been trying to extort money from a bank for the past 16 months with a series of 25 devices sent through the post.

The hunt for the bomber, who goes by the name of Mardi Gras, has involved communication through the personal columns of newspapers and mysterious letters.

12 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Romantics face up to hidden love

ROMANCE has taken on a new form in Hong Kong. Lunges in the Big Apple are out; donning Barbara Cartland pink hearts and Mardi Gras masks is in.

Romantics cunningly disguised their identities to meet the partner of their dreams at Quo Quo.

A series of romantic games was held with guests posing and answering intimate questions.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am