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Mid-Autumn Festival

US Secretary of State John Kerry wishes Korea a happy Mid-Autumn Festival instead of China

US Secretary of State John Kerry gave South Korea his blessings for the country’s Mid-Autumn Festival, drawing a few exasperated sighs from members of the Chinese online community who wondered why their version of the holiday had not been acknowledged. 

Thursday, 19 September, 2013, 8:07pm 9 comments

Full moon to shine on this year Mid-Autumn Festival

Moon-gazers at this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival are in for a treat as for the first time in nearly a decade a full moon is expected.

The festival this year falls on Thursday, September 19, with the full moon set to occur at 7.13pm, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

5 Sep 2013 - 8:54pm

Mid-Autumn Festival gives Hong Kong retail sales a bigger boost

Retail sales in Hong Kong rose more than expected in September but there were signs of a slowdown in some segments.

Sales amounted to HK$34.1 billion in September, up 9.4 per cent on the same period last year, driven by the holiday spending during the Mid-Autumn Festival, according to the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department.

2 Nov 2012 - 5:43am

Fellow pupils of Shek O drowning victims to get grief counselling

A school attended by two teenage boys who drowned at Shek O while celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival was in "crisis mode" yesterday dealing with pupils' grief after the second boy's body was found.

3 Oct 2012 - 3:39pm

National Day fireworks draw thousands to harbour

Fireworks celebrating National Day drew some 250,000 locals and tourists to both sides of the Victoria Harbour on Monday night. Starting at 9pm, the 23-minute extravaganza launched a total of 23,888 fireworks into the sky, telling the story of a young man from birth to maturity in eight scenes. The tale symbolised the growth of the nation.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Pok Fu Lam's fire dragon dance to rival Tai Hang's

Tai Hang is not the only place to watch fire dragon dancing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pok Fu Lam village also boasts its own century-long tradition ...

1 Oct 2012 - 6:49pm

Dark side of the mooncake

The mooncakes that many Hong Kong people munched on yesterday to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival are no luxury food. They are made of cheap ingredients such as red bean and lotus seed paste that hardly make a dent in a mooncake maker's profit.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:07am

Tai Hang dragon dance marks colourful start to Chinese holiday

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.

30 Sep 2012 - 11:53am

Letters to the Editor, September 29, 2012

Performance rating plea for all hospitals

I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal on ways to improve better public monitoring and rating of hospitals in the United States.

28 Sep 2012 - 11:44pm

Talking points

Legco's new secretary general takes charge

Education undersecretary Kenneth Chen Wei-on officially takes over today as the secretary general of the Legislative Council Secretariat, succeeding Pauline Ng Man-wah. Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said earlier this month that he had "high hopes" for the 47-year-old Chen, who had shown "a strong passion" for the role.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:29am