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Che Kung (車公) turned from a well-respected military commander to being hailed as the Chinese god of protection. He proved his outstanding loyalty by serving his emperors and saving the masses from illness and destruction. It’s no wonder that his life is celebrated to this day, with his birthday honored each year on the second day of the Lunar New Year in Hong Kong and China. On the Gregorian calendar this year, his birthday falls on February 2, 2022. Who was Che Kung? A statue of Che Kung guards the entrance to his temple (© roaming-the-planet via Flickr) Che Kung…

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Will you be giving out red envelopes this Chinese New Year? The packets containing cash, called lai see in Cantonese (利是 or 利事) and hong bao in Mandarin (紅包), are a traditional gift exchanged during celebration of the Lunar New Year. The monetary amount is not as important as what the envelope symbolizes, which is a wish for luck for the recipient. If you want to get involved but are not sure of the etiquette, let us tell you what you need to know. The most basic things to remember are to give and receive lai see with two hands…

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Called ‘Chinese New Year’ in Chinese cultures but more accurately called Lunar New Year or Spring Festival across different Asian cultures, this holiday marks the beginning of a new year in the lunar calendar. It is rich in tradition dating back roughly 3,500 years, and considered by many as the most important festival times in Hong Kong. Occurring on the day of the second new moon after the winter solstice (which usually falls around the end of January and early February), Chinese New Year is a time to bid adieu to the old and welcome new beginnings, just like the…

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We’ve compiled all the movies screening in Hong Kong this month for your perusal. From smaller, locally produced films to blockbusters, check out what’s next on your weekend viewing list. In general, tickets are cheaper in the morning and on weekdays. Scroll through to see what piques your interest or jump to a genre to see what’s currently playing. This guide is updated monthly! Special notice (7 Jan 2022): Cinemas are closed from 7 to 20 January in line with the stricter social distancing rules announced this week. Drama Spencer The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long…

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With roots dating back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD), Winter Solstice Festival occurs on the shortest day and longest night of the year. Its literal translation dongzi, (冬至) is ‘winter’s extreme’. The festival holds a similar importance to the Lunar New Year, evident in the phrase dong dai gwo nin (冬大過年), which literally translates to ‘winter larger than new year’. Falling on the 21st of December this year, it marks the arrival of winter. It’s one of the more popular days celebrated in Hong Kong, just as it’s widely recognized across other parts of Asia, by being let…

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The AIA Vitality Hub, a bespoke venue hosting health and wellness classes and events for the Hong Kong public, has officially launched. Located at the iconic Hong Kong Observation Wheel and AIA Vitality Park, the AIA Vitality Hub provides another unique location to help enrich the lives of Hongkongers and guests through free and accessible-to-all activities and classes.  Daily classes and events that will be updated monthly. Designed in collaboration with wellness industry professionals who have been involved in programmes at the AIA Vitality Park over the past four years, the classes at AIA Vitality Hub include a mix of traditional,…

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In Collaboration with W Hong KongGet plugged back into epic scenes with fun-tastic festivities at W Hong Kong. Take a spin on exceptional celebrations at the glittering WOOBAR. For Christmas Eve, hop on for a holi-slay ride with our drag queens; nibble wine, cheese, and dance away to a live DJ and band for the festive Wine-derlust on Christmas Day; and on New Year’s Eve, some of the biggest DJs in town are helping you ring in 2022. What’s more, you can enjoy early bird discounts on the December 24th and 31st events with the links below. Grab tickets before…

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The government announced yesterday that Hong Kong residents arriving from the US on or after December 13 at 0.00am will have to undergo 7 days quarantine at Penny’s Bay quarantine centre and 14 days in a designated quarantine hotel (DQH), as the country has been moved from Group A (21 days quarantine in a DQH) to Group A+. This decision has been made following the discovery of an Omicron case by the Department of Health’s Public Health Laboratory Services Branch as part of the “test and hold” arrangement organized at the Hong Kong International Airport. Waiting hall for Covid test…

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