Fri February 24, 2017

Hong Kong Flag Day after MidAutumn Festival - Hong Kong


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Day after MidAutumn Festival

Mid Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. If the day after Mid Autumn Festival falls on a Sunday the following Monday will be the observed holiday.

Celebration\ Observance

Festivities include the eating of moon cakes, fire dragon dances and light lantern displays.

History

The day comes from a mythical tale about a hero named Hou Yi who saved his people by shooting down nine suns that were burning his people. For this he was calendar the elixir of immortality from the Queen Mother of the West.