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Friday, Jul 01, 2022

More activities rolling out to celebrate HKSAR 25th anniversary

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, a dedicated Facebook page and an Instagram account were launched on Tuesday by the government to keep citizens posted on various celebration activities.
Two promotional videos were also released on Tuesday, marking the beginning of a wealth of activities to be launched. One of them presents the 25th Anniversary theme song titled “Heading Forward.” A total of 28 local and mainland singers are invited to perform together for the first time.

Another video is to promote the theme for the anniversary celebrations: “A New Era – Stability. Prosperity. Opportunity”. It highlights that Hong Kong has been resilient when facing challenges for the past 25 years since the handover.

“I am glad that activities for celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland can be rolled out smoothly as the epidemic situation has been brought under control, adding joy to the gradual restoration of the society’s normal operations and economic activities,” Chief executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said.

As for arts and cultural celebration activities, the much-anticipated Hong Kong Palace Museum will be opened to the public soon, showcasing over 900 precious relics from the Palace Museum and artifacts from around the globe. Moreover, artwork installations that integrate science with art will be displayed on both sides of Victoria Harbour from end-June.

In July and August, exhibitions showcasing precious dinosaur fossil skeletons, featuring Italian treasures from the National Museum of Capodimonte, and displaying invaluable cultural relics of Dunhuang grottoes will be held.

The Hong Kong Tourism Board will also organize various mega celebration events, including the Special Edition of “A Symphony of Lights” and “Hong Kong Cocktail Hopping” in July, as well as “Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival” in October, etc.

And Hongkong Post will issue on July 1 a set of commemorative stamps to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

The Home Affairs Department will co-ordinate the “Celebrations for All” project, in which the elderly and the less privileged families can share the joy of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return through family visits and participation in territory-wide as well as district celebratory events.

The Steering Committee overseeing the 25th Anniversary preparations said that on top of local celebratory events, the overseas Economic and Trade Offices of the HKSAR and offices in the mainland would also organize promotion activities overseas and in major mainland cities, including economic and trade promotion seminars, cultural performances, outdoor activities, film festivals, and roving exhibitions.
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