維園中秋晚會 – lantern festival in Victoria Park

Honestly speaking, I thought I won’t write anything while in Hong Kong, but I just have to share this experience with you!DSC01564

I never had a chance to have a real ‘Mid-Autumn Festival’ – when we lived in America, we just got a moon cake from the company, but there was no lantern show, Sing was doing OT so we had no time for a real family dinner. This year I was lucky enough to make it right on time.

[EDIT 7/10/2015 – Added a video]

Dead tired, we went to Victoria Park to see its famous Lantern Show. It was so amazing, even thought the place was incredibly crowded I enjoyed every moment of it.
I wish Momzilla and the rest of the family could be with us, but I can’t complain – one day we will come back with our baby holding a tiny lantern shaped as some cute cartoon creature.

As for now – I just want to wish you all Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
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Have you ever seen a lantern festival? Would you like to show your photos or talk about your experience? I would be happy to read it! 

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51 thoughts on “維園中秋晚會 – lantern festival in Victoria Park

  1. Fabulous photos! Were those giant char siu bao in that one photo? And the tribute to HK neon–fabulous! I’ve been to the Tai Hang fire dragon parade–I think–way back during my first Mid-Autumn Fest ever. I just blogged about that. I’ve also been to a lantern exhibit in Montreal around this time of year, but several years back. I hope to take my kids to HK someday, too, and show them how the Mid-Autumn Fest is properly celebrated!

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      1. Did you lose photos? I hope not! I’m so worried my phone will run out of space when I’m there next month. I won’t have my photographer with me and will have to rely on my iPhone 5! No rush in reading my blog post. You’re in Hong Kong and need to savor every second there!

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  2. nice pictures! I was there! I only just saw the lights turn on though, and didn’t stay until it got completely dark because I have a cold. Thanks for sharing them, I can feel like I didn’t miss out so much!

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      1. You are only there for a short time, you can sleep when you come home! For the time being, go see as much as you can!
        I was in Japan for the last three weeks and only slept 5 hours maximum most of the nights. I only took 2 days “off” where I slept longer to regenerate haha 😀

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            1. I hope you can’t read anything alike in my posts 😀
              When I am tired I always translate German to English one on one which is sooo wrong sometimes and people might get wrong ideas… Like I make myself pregnant by accident… Although I sometimes do look like it when I ate to much broccoli. Then not even my well trained abdominals prevent me from looking at least 4th month D:

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              1. I see the conspiracy theories haha 😀 don’t worry – if I get pregnant probably everyone will know before Sing XD as much as I want a child, I wish to go through pregnancy in HK so later on we don’t need to move with a baby etc. etc. therefore my baby plans are delayed again haha 😀

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  3. Vancouver British Columbia has a good lantern festival….since there a lot of locals of Asian descent and against the mountains, ocean it’s beautiful…

    But I haven’t gone yet….

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  4. Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you, Lina and Sing! I baked glutenfree mooncakes this year, but I have no idea what the ‘normal’ ones taste like! hahaa! I’m sure that mine were not as good though – anyway, I enjoyed them 🙂

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  5. See now THAT’S a lantern festival! I feel like the one I just went to in Montreal wasn’t as spectacular as the one you saw in Victoria park.

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  6. so festive. so colorful. too bad the country i live in is not a chinese country. we are missing many festive celebrations the way HK and Taiwan get to have.

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