If you are planning to visit Hong Kong don’t forget to experience Chinese festivals. Experiencing a major Chinese festival in Hong Kong is an enchanting and mesmerising adventure. Hong Kong’s major traditional festivals are colourful and noisy affairs, at which thousands of people turn out to join the celebrations. Fireworks, festive feasting, lion and dragon dancers, incense smoke, Chinese opera, mah jong, fortune-telling, carnivals and parades come together in a variety of combinations to create a uniquely festive atmosphere. The festivals are among the best ways to experience the unique culture of this modern East-meets-West destination. There are festivals throughout the year. The important ones include the birthday of Lord Buddha, the dragon boat festival and the Cheung Chau Bun festival. Cheung Chau is a small island where the people of Hong Kong celebrate the bun festival.