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Ovolo City Happenings September 2015

HONG KONG

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern Carnivals in Hong Kong take place in many parts of the city and run for days before and after the festival which is properly celebrated on the 8th Full Moon in the Lunar Calendar.

These are some of the main Lantern celebrations in Hong Kong which are easy to get to:

Mid Autumn Urban Carnival at Victoria Park:
The all-in-one event that offers the lantern displays and a full cultural program including a Fire Dragon Dance, kung fu demonstrations, folk songs and crafts.

Lantern Displays at Victoria Park:

This exhibition features thousands of displays and in previous years, featured a centerpiece chosen based on a design competition.

Tsim Sha Tsui Thematic Lantern Exhibition:
It is set up on the grounds of the HK Cultural Centre Piazza in TST.

The Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Parade:

Not your typical Dragon Parade and unique to Hong Kong.

 

SYDNEY

Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Italian films have come a long way since the ‘spaghetti westerns’ that were popular in the 1960s. As of 2014, 14 Academy Awards have been won for ‘best foreign language film’, the most of any country, along with 12 Palmes d’Or, the second most of any country. With a record like that, you know you’re in for a treat at this 16th edition of the 2015 Lavazza Italian Film Festival presented by Palace and Lavazza, the naming rights partner.

With 32 titles filled with beauty and passion that is the heart of Italian cinema, come along and experience an exciting lineup of brand new comedies, gripping dramas, romantic tales, crime thrillers and engaging documentaries. You’ll also venture into experimental and fantasy cinema this year. Couple ‘cinema Italiano’ with the ultimate Lavazza Italian espresso barista coffee served at all Palace Cinemas and you have a ‘marriage made in Italian heaven’. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

When: 15 September – 21 October, 2015
Where: Palace Cinemas plus Chauvel Cinema
Website: www.italianfilmfestival.com.au

 

Melbourne

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2015

The annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival is returning this spring from September 10th-October 6th 2015. The popular festival has been held annually since 1954 in the Dandenong Ranges, less than 60 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. The star of the Festival is of course the tulips- over half a million of them in fact, spread over 25 acres of farmland! In addition, there is plenty of live entertainment, markets, delicious food and more.

When: 10 September – Tuesday 6th October, 2015 10am-5pm daily
Where: The Tulip Farm, 357 – 359 Monbulk Road, Silvan (within the Dandenong Ranges)
Website: www.tulipfestival.com.au

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