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Lantern displays to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will present lantern displays and lighting installations to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Admission is free.
     Running from September 13 to 27, a lighting installation entitled "Wishing Pavilion", inspired by the unique custom of burning tower lanterns in South China, will illuminate Victoria Park's soccer pitch No. 1. Some 5 000 bricks, made by upcycling high-density polyethylene, will form the outer wall of the pavilion. By incorporating a LED light, each plastic brick becomes a small lantern, creating a semi-transparent effect.
     Another highlight at Victoria Park is an exhibition on traditional paper crafting from September 11 to 15. Organised by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office of the LCSD, a golden dragon lantern crafted by a local master will portray the image of a flying and dancing dragon, reflecting the exquisite workmanship of traditional paper crafting.
     Lantern displays will be held at three locations and the details are as follows:

1. Urban Mid-Autumn Lantern Display
Victoria Park
Lantern display period: September 11 to 15
"Wishing Pavilion" lighting installation display period: September 13 to 27
(Lit-up time: 6.30pm to 11pm)
2. New Territories East Mid-Autumn Lantern Display
Sha Tin Park
Lantern display period: September 7 to 15
(Lit-up time: 6.30pm to 11pm)
3. New Territories West Mid-Autumn Lantern Display
Tsuen Wan Park
Lantern display period: September 11 to 15
(Lit-up time: 6.30pm to 11pm)
     Members of public are urged not to litter or burn wax while celebrating the festival.

     For more information on the above programmes, please call 2591 1340 or visit the website at www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/cpo/territoryevents/midautumnlantern/midAutumn2019.html.
Ends/Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Issued at HKT 16:30
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