Tips for celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival 2022
The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner. Although festive activities are scale down this year due to COVID-19, you can still enjoy the Festival with the following tips suggested by various government departments and organisations.
Best Time for Moon-watching
One of the must-do activities in the Mid-Autumn Festival is moon-watching. The Mid-Autumn Festival this year falls on 10 September. According to the forecast of the Hong Kong Observatory, the times of moonrise and transit will be at 6:43 pm (on 10 September) and 0:40 am (in the next morning) respectively. To schedule your moon-watching activities, please refer to the 9-Day Weather Forecast for information on the latest weather conditions during the Mid-Autumn Festival period.
Mooncakes are essential for the Festival. However, mooncake is high in sugar, fat and energy content. When you enjoy your mooncakes, you are recommended to take good control of your consumption by referring to the Mooncake Equations by The Centre for Health Protection. Also, remember to check the safety tips suggested by the Centre for Food Safety, such as origin, expiry dates, packaging and nutrition labels, and to observe good hygiene during the food handling process.
Check-in the Festive Lantern Installations
The Drainage Services Department will host different activities, to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Admission to all activities is free. A thematic lantern displays entitled "Rivers in the City" will be held at the Jordan Valley Channel in Ngau Tau Kok and the Kai Tak River near Morse Park (Park No. 1) in Wong Tai Sin from 5 September to 18 September. The light-up time at Jordan Valley Channel will be between 6:30 pm and 11:00 pm daily and extended to 11:30 pm on 10 September whereas the light-up time at Kai Tak River will be between 6:30 pm and 10:00 pm daily and extended to 11:00 pm on 10 September.
(The giant moon lantern displayed at Jordan Valley Channel)
The Sustainable Lantau Office will organise the "Love and Reunion" Lantern Festival at Tung Chung East Promenade to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. The Lantern Festival will feature a series of festive decorations including a giant neon lantern and a 4-metre tall lantern wall designed by renowned young architect Mr Stanley Siu. About 1 000 lanterns will hang along the promenade. The lighting hours are 6:30pm to 10pm daily, extended to 10.30pm on the Mid-Autumn Day and the following day (September 10 and 11 respectively). Shadow puppet shows, traditional culture workshops, and festive riddle games will be held at the Lantern Festival venue on the Mid-Autumn Day and the following day. Register available on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.
(The heart-shaped neon arches along the promenade)
Lantern Making Workshop
Join the “Lantern Crafting Workshop” now to learn to make your own lantern and enjoy a green Mid-Autumn Festival! Two workshops, organised by City Gallery, will be held from on 10 and 11 September at Community Lounge. Each workshop offers 24 vacancies which provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Here is the link for online application.