Thursday, July 1, 2010

Another Public Holiday

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day is celebrated every 1 July in Hong Kong since 1997. The holiday commemorates the transfer of the sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The day is customarily marked by an officially organised extravagant fireworks display in the evening, and is also the platform for political rallies demanding universal suffrage.

Okay, we missed the fireworks and we were actually in the Harbor! What were we thinking? It's a Thursday off to explore with Tom and the girls of course-and HKers were out to shop. We walked the flower market, bird garden, goldfish market, Temple Street, and finished off the evening with a big American style hamburger.

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