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 8 comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
An art group is restoring meaning to mooncakes by distributing them with radical messages.
Community art group Woofer Ten distributed the "revolutionary mooncakes" at its Shanghai Street Artspace in Yau Ma Tei.
Ming revolutionaries are believed to have used mooncakes to spread their revolutionary message while fighting Mongolian rule at the end of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368).29 Sep 2012 - 4:32am
Counterfeit mooncakes offered on the mainland are helping to boost sales of the festive treat in Hong Kong.
In days leading up to the Mid-Autumn Festival, Tai Tung Bakery - a local brand with three outlets - was rushing to produce 10,000 mooncakes in the face of keen demand, said owner Tse Ching-yuen.29 Sep 2012 - 3:40am 2 comments
These paper lanterns are easy to make, and they add a happy atmosphere for a weekend party. Every day can be mid-autumn festival!
What you'll need:
Stapler or tape
Steps:4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
I am writing in response to the letter 'Mooncakes thrown away untouched' (South China Morning Post, September 19). I agree that it's wasteful to dispose of mooncakes without even tasting them.27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Forgive us if we're not surprised that Hongkongers last year threw away enough mooncakes to cover 25 basketball courts, as reported by the environmental group Green Power.
Have you ever tasted these things?
OK, that was unkind.
What we mean to say is, mooncakes aren't for everyone.15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am