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"Happy Hong Kong" Campaign launched (with video)
     The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, today (April 28) officiated at the "Happy Hong Kong" Campaign Launch Ceremony with other government officials to unveil a series of exciting activities.
     The Government announced last Monday that it would collaborate with various participating organisations over the next 10 months to hold a series of gourmet marketplaces and carnivals, providing the public with diverse, fun and interesting activities to bring joy to the community while also stimulating local consumption and the economy.
     Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mr Lee said the campaign offers a diverse range of activities that are suitable for people of different backgrounds, ages, and interests. He expressed his hope that the public would fully enjoy the activities and feel the joy brought by the campaign events.

     Also speaking at the launch ceremony, the Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, said that Hong Kong is at the early stage of economic recovery, and that the relaxed and joyful atmosphere brought by the "Happy Hong Kong" Campaign will help generate greater positive energy and stimulate local consumption and economy.
     The inaugural event of the "Happy Hong Kong" Campaign will be the first Gourmet Marketplace organised by the Home Affairs Department at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend (April 29 and 30). It will feature a variety of food themes, and will include youth elements, cooking demonstrations, performances and children's games, with a view to bringing a delightful experience to the public.
     With the support of the Hong Kong Theatres Association, the Cinema Day will also be held tomorrow, when the public can enjoy movies at a discounted price of $30 at theatres.
     Additionally, a range of agricultural and fisheries festivals are scheduled to take place across multiple districts, including Tsing Yi, Lok Fu, Yuen Long, and Mong Kok.
     During the summer holidays in July and August, the Hong Kong Tourism Board will host a large-scale sea-land carnival, with Victoria Harbour as the grand stage for music concerts and other new elements, providing audience with a unique and exciting experience.
     The supporting organisations of the "Happy Hong Kong" Campaign include Cyberport, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the MTR Corporation Limited, the Vocational Training Council, the Ocean Park Corporation, Hong Kong Disneyland, and the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
     Also officiating at the launch ceremony were the Convenor of the Non-official Members of the Executive Council, Mrs Regina Ip; the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung; and the Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Miss Alice Mak. Representatives from various participating organisations also attended the event.
     For the latest updates of the events under the "Happy Hong Kong" Campaign, please visit the thematic website, www.happyhk.gov.hk, and the dedicated event pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Ends/Friday, April 28, 2023
Issued at HKT 18:13
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