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Hong Kong Bun Festival 2019

AP

Published : May 13, 2019, 5:45 pm IST
Updated : Jul 6, 2019, 3:32 pm IST
The Hong Kong Bun Festival is a popular traditional Chinese festival. The festival coincides with the local celebration of Buddha's birthday. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
The Hong Kong Bun Festival is a popular traditional Chinese festival. The festival coincides with the local celebration of Buddha's birthday. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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A performer walks next to a police officer during a parade on the outlying Cheung Chau island. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
A performer walks next to a police officer during a parade on the outlying Cheung Chau island.  (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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Thousands of local residents and tourists flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong to celebrate the local festival. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
Thousands of local residents and tourists flocked to an outlying island in Hong Kong to celebrate the local festival. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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Local residents perform a flag dance during the parade. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
Local residents perform a flag dance during the parade. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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Participants will race up a 14-meter bamboo tower to snatch as many plastics buns as possible. Buns that are higher up are worth more points. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
Participants will race up a 14-meter bamboo tower to snatch as many plastics buns as possible. Buns that are higher up are worth more points. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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Local residents perform a lion dance during a parade at the festival. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
Local residents perform a lion dance during a parade at the festival. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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All the local residents were quite excited about the festival. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
All the local residents were quite excited about the festival. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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Local residents perform a monkey king dance during parade. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
Local residents perform a monkey king dance during parade. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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The festival features a parade with children dressed as deities floated on poles. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
The festival features a parade with children dressed as deities floated on poles. (Photo: AP/Vincent Yu)
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Tags: Hong Kong, The Bun Festival, Local festival