Covid threat sees annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival canceled

Local | 8 Feb 2021 5:52 pm

Hong Kong’s traditional religious ceremony - Cheung Chau Bun Festival has been called off amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival, which serves to dispel disasters and pray for peace, had already been canceled last year, along with the signature “Piu Sik”, or floating colors parade, and bun-scrambling contest.

This year’s festival was due to take place from May 16 to May 20.

However, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced that the organizing committee for the event has decided to cancel the event in order to reduce social contact and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.

Activities that have been canceled include the training on bun tower climbing, the selection contest for the Bun Scrambling Competition, the Climbing Carnival, and the Bun Scrambling Competition.

Nevertheless, the ongoing Student Colouring and Drawing Competitions of the 2021 Bun Carnival will continue. The department will notify the winners individually and awards will be sent to the respective schools after the assessment. 

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