Holidays in Hong Kong can never be dull; summer here is hot, but happening. The month of May sees the famous Cheung Chau Bun festival with its colorful parades, shows and of course, plenty of buns. The highlight of this festival which falls from May 14th to 18th is the race amongst people to climb a mountain of buns to see who collects the most. With a carnival atmosphere, this is an event that shouldn’t be missed. May 17th, 2013 also marks the birthday of Lord Buddha; throughout the city, statues of Buddha are washed by devotees to purify their souls on this holy day. The Po Lin monastery at Lantau Island is the place to be at to feel the true essence of this festival.
From June 21st till the end of August, Hong Kong hosts the 2013 Hong Kong summer Spectacular; this whirl of culture, shopping, dining and nightlife is sure to leave you dizzy. For starters, there is the Dragon Boat Carnival where Dragon Boats of every color and size race with each other in a serious sporting event in joyful carnival settings. The city also hosts a shopping festival in summer; you haven’t seen Hong Kong if you don’t do some serious shopping there. Make the best of this shopping festival to add on some excess baggage.
July is time for the Lan Kwai Fong beer fest and some mind-blowing music at the Summer Pop concerts. Chill out with drinks, friends and fun in the Hong Kong Summer Spectacular.