It comes as a surprise to many to discover that Hong Kong, outwardly so modern, still celebrates a wide range of traditional Chinese festivals. Because many festivals for gods and ghosts are now forbidden in mainland China, Hong Kong remains one of the few places in the world to watch these fascinating Chinese traditions. There are noisy colorful public festivals integrated into city life and in village environments, there are also quieter festivals based mainly on the home and family, and others associated with religious institutions.
This festival-watcher book outlines each festival in each month, describing what the community folks do and the stories behind these events. First published in 1982, this redesigned edition retains the original lively text with updated information, a festival calendar, and some 90 vivid color photos.
229 mm (H) x 253 mm (W)
US$26 (online purchase)