It’s our first Christmas in Hong Kong, and it’s really interesting to see the ways that Christmas is the same and different here as back in the UK. Christmas is not a traditionally Chinese festival, therefore a lot of the Christmassy things we are seeing and doing are coming from the expat community and international brands, such as carol services and M&S mince pies!
Christmas preparations started here much later than in the UK. The first thing I saw relating to Christmas was this in mid-November:
Then, almost as soon as December hit, the little local stationary shops were full of Christmas decorations:
And poinsettias popped up everywhere:
Soon, the shopping malls were getting in on the act:
But the most impressive are the lights on the skyscrapers:
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