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Exhibition and carnivals to be held amid HKSAR 20th anniversary celebration events (with photo)
     An arts exhibition, dragon boat races and district carnivals will be held in the coming days to celebrate the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

    More than 800 exhibits will be showcased at "The Painting Shows of Visual Arts to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR". The works will include Chinese calligraphy and paintings, Western oil paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photographs created by local and overseas artists. The event aims to promote public appreciation of arts and stimulate cultural exchange.

     The exhibition will be held at Exhibition Galleries 1 to 5 of Hong Kong Central Library with the following opening hours:

* Chinese arts: July 5, 4pm to 7pm; July 6 to 9, 10am to 7pm; July 10, 10am to 5pm
* Western arts: July 11, 4pm to 7pm; July 12 to 15, 10am to 7pm; July 16, 10am to 5pm

     For enquiries, please contact the Hong Kong Culture and Art Promotion Association at 9109 1349.


     To extend the joyful atmosphere of the HKSAR 20th anniversary, the Tseung Kwan O Dragon Boat Competition will be held at Tseung Kwan O Waterfront Park on July 9 (Sunday) from 8am to 6pm.

     Over 210 dragon boat teams will participate in the competition, and members of the public are welcome to watch the races and cheer for the teams. The venue is within a 10-minute walk from Tseung Kwan O MTR Station.

     For more information, please visit the organiser's website at www.tkodba.com.hk or call 6814 9889.


     To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the HKSAR, the Chinese Traditional Temple Carnival will be held at the Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct in Central on July 9 (Sunday) from 11am to 5pm.

     The temple carnival is a renowned type of folklore event and part of China's intangible cultural heritage, as a day-long event of celebration activities, marketplace experiences and entertainment programmes.

     At the event on July 9, members of the public can enjoy cultural performances, handicraft workshops, Fujian snacks, traditional games and a parade with more than 120 performers. Admission is free. For enquiries, please call 2541 8785.


     The following carnivals to be held in the coming weekend in various districts in celebration of the HKSAR's 20th anniversary are also suitable for all ages. Admission is free for all.
Event Date, Time and Venue Programme Enquiries
Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's Reunification with the Motherland -
Ten-Year Time Capsule Unearthing and Re-laying Ceremony cum Carnival by Yau Tsim Mong East Area Committee and Yaumati Kai Fong Welfare Advancement Association
July 8, 10.30am to 4pm; Arthur Street Temporary Playground, Yau Ma Tei Ten-year time capsule unearthing and re-laying ceremony, clown show, stage performances, booth games and more 2399 2751
Celebration of the Return of Hong Kong to the Motherland - Tuen Mun South West Area Carnival June 8, 1.45pm to 5pm; Butterfly Bay Community Centre, Tuen Mun Game booths, stage performances, handicraft workshop and more 2464 4101
New Home Association - Ambassador Scheme for Ethnic Minority Youths (New Territories) Award Ceremony cum Multi-cultural Carnival July 9, 2pm to 5pm; Central Plaza, Tsuen Wan Park (Phase II), Tsuen Wan Award ceremony, cultural performance and game booths 3610 9148

     To share the joy of the 20th anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme "Together · Progress · Opportunity".

     Altogether, more than 900 events and activities are being presented by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.

     For full details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit www.hksar20.gov.hk.
Ends/Sunday, July 2, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
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The Chinese Traditional Temple Carnival will be held at the Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct in Central on July 9 (Sunday) from 11am to 5pm. Photo shows a parade held during the carnival in the past.