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Cheung Chau Bun Festival
19 May, 2018 - 23 May, 2018
Sleepy fishing village Cheung Chau wakes up and revels during the annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival, held on Buddha’s birthday every year – the fifth to the ninth days of the fourth lunar month. The festival is famous for sweet buns, with the event culminating with a Bun Scrambling Competition to climb 60-ft bamboo towers. The other highlight of the festival is the Piu Sik (Floating Colours) Parade where local school children in billowing costumes on floats parade through the island’s streets. Take the ferry from Central Pier 5.
19-22 May, 7:30-11pm – Chinese opera performances at Pak Tai Temple Plaza
21 May, 2:30-3:15pm – Lion and unicorn dances
22 May, 9:30am – Unicorn and kung fu performance at Pak Tai Temple Plaza
22 May, 2-4pm – Piu Sik Parade
22 May, 11:30pm to 12:30am – Bun Scrambling Competition* at the soccer pitch at Pak Tai Temple Playground
* Complimentary admission tickets for the Bun Scrambling Competition will be distributed at Pak She First Lane next to Pak Tai Temple from 10pm, while stocks last.
23 May, 9am – Distribution of buns at Pak Tai Temple Plaza
23 May, 2pm – Ceremony to send the deities back to their temples
Get more details of the times and dates of specific events, and the parade route here: discoverhongkong.com