Exciting activities celebrating HKSAR 25th anniversary being rolled out
The Government is joining hands with different sectors of the community to organise a wide variety of celebratory events and activities under the theme “New Era - Stability, Prosperity, Opportunity” for the public to participate to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Everyone is welcome to take part and share the joy! A dedicated Facebook page and an Instagram account were also launched to keep members of the public posted of various celebration activities.
A rich array of celebration activities will be rolled out successively across the territory, including arts and culture, leisure and recreation, wines and cuisine as well as various thematic seminars.
Arts and culture, leisure and recreation
As for arts and cultural activities, apart from the inaugural exhibitions for the new extension of the Oil Street Art Space (Oi!), the much-anticipated Hong Kong Palace Museum will be opened to the public soon, showcasing over 900 precious relics from the Palace Museum and artefacts from around the globe. Moreover, artwork installations that integrate science with art will be displayed on both sides of Victoria Harbour from end-June. In July and August, exhibitions showcasing precious dinosaur fossil skeletons, featuring Italian treasures from the National Museum of Capodimonte and displaying invaluable cultural relics of Dunhuang grottoes will be held.
In addition, the Happy@Parks series will be held from mid-June for everyone to enjoy the fun-filled parks through a variety of activities and games. Hongkong Post will issue on July 1 a set of commemorative stamps to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.
In addition to the activities, the joyful atmosphere in the community will be further enhanced in all 18 districts with various publicity and city dress-up installations which beautify the cityscape and offer attractions for photo-taking. The major programmes include installations at the Victoria Harbour promenades, as well as erecting floral fields and floral walls, setting up theme garden displays and enhancements of roadside amenity areas at major locations and parks under the "Blossom Around Town" programme.
Wines and cuisine
The Hong Kong Tourism Board will also organise various mega celebration events, including the Special Edition of "A Symphony of Lights" and "Hong Kong Cocktail Hopping" in July, as well as "Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival" in October, etc.
Caring the community and organising thematic seminars
The Home Affairs Department (HAD) will co-ordinate the "Celebrations for All" project, in which the elderly and less privileged families can share the joy of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland through family visits and participation in territory-wide as well as district celebratory events. In collaboration with clansman organisations, the HAD will also organise promotion projects under the theme of "connecting to homeland and searching for roots", among which a signature event, "Clansmen Culture Exhibition", will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 6 to 12.
The 25th Anniversary theme song
The 25th Anniversary theme song titled "Heading Forward" is produced by Radio Television Hong Kong. It showcases new opportunities brought about by the country to Hong Kong and encourages young people to seize these opportunities and work together to enable Hong Kong to move forward in sustaining prosperity and stability. The theme song is written and produced by renowned musician Keith Chan and composed, arranged and recorded by musician Alan Cheung. A total of 28 local and Mainland singers are invited to perform together for the first time.
Please visit the dedicated website for the latest information about the celebratory events.