Mid-Autumn Lantern Displays to Begin Showcase Tomorrow
by: The Beat Asia
September 06, 2022
The Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced in a government press release that the annual Mid-Autumn lantern installations will be put on display for the public from Sept. 7 to 12 to celebrate the festival, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment. The setups will be located at Causeway Bay, Tung Chung, and Tai Po.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club donated HK$630 million to help sponsor the installation construction and further governmental efforts in providing for the community.
The display at Victoria Park in particular will be showcased until Sept. 25. It incorporates traditional craftsmanship drawn from Sichuan-style Zigong lanterns and visually depicts the legend behind the moon festival.
Notable installations include the “Happy Duo under the Full Moon,” which has been commissioned for local paper craft master Hui Ka-hung, in addition to a revolving carousel showcasing the 12 zodiac animals. The installations are illuminated using special lighting and colour effects.
Additionally, the Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui will be displaying an art installation titled “Hugs Without Distance” created by Hong Kong artist Ken Lo. Members of the public are invited to participate in engaging with the artwork by photographing an object or subject they would like to hug, and sending it to the official site for the chance to have their photo shared.
The displays are open to the public every evening from 6:30 PM to 11 PM, with extended hours to 12 AM on the evening of Mid-Autumn on Sept. 10. More details can be found here.
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