Covid cancels annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival a second time

Local | 23 Apr 2021 5:29 pm

Hong Kong’s traditional religious ceremony - Cheung Chau Bun Festival has been called off for a second time due to threats stemmed from the city’s Covid pandemic.

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

The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival, which serves to dispel disasters and pray for peace, will be scrapping its Bun Carnival, along with the signature “Piu Sik”, or floating colors parade, and bun-scrambling contest.

However, the organizing committee said they will still set up the three signature bun towers but on a smaller scale, from the original height of 15.5 meters reduced to 4.6 meters tall. The Cantonese Opera performances of the festival will go on as planned.

Distribution of the buns will also go on as planned on the day following the Birthday of the Buddha on May 20.

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