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Lantern carnivals celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a wide range of activities including lantern carnivals, spectacular lantern exhibitions and a lantern design exhibition to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Admission to all activities is free.

Featuring a variety of entertainment programmes, lantern carnivals will be held at Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square on October 2, at Victoria Park on October 3, and at Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza on October 4.

The highlight of the three lantern carnivals will be the Chinese arts performances from the Mainland supported by the Bureau of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Culture of People's Republic of China. It features Yunnan Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of National Song and Dance Ensemble and Hebei Acrobatics Group of China.

There are also spectacular lantern exhibitions: "Join Hands to be the Legend" at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza from now until November 1, and "Glittering Garden under the Moon" at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade until October 4.

The exhibition at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre showcases various sporting images of East Asian Games mascots Dony and Ami, together with the national and cultural characteristics of the nine participating countries/regions, while the exhibition at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade features an enchanting garden with lanterns of glittering flowers.

An exhibition featuring the winning designs and all entries of the 2009 Mid-Autumn Lantern Design Competition will be held at the Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall, from September 26 to October 3.

For more information about the lantern carnivals, please call 2591 1340 or visit the website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/eo

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a wide range of activities including lantern carnivals, spectacular lantern exhibitions and a lantern design exhibition to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Spectacular lantern exhibition "Glittering Garden under the Moon", featuring an enchanting garden with lanterns of glittering flowers, runs at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade until October 4.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a wide range of activities including lantern carnivals, spectacular lantern exhibitions and a lantern design exhibition to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Spectacular lantern exhibition "Glittering Garden under the Moon", featuring an enchanting garden with lanterns of glittering flowers, runs at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade until October 4.

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)