Ah, HKSAR Establishment Day. That glourious occasion when we get a day to celebrate the day Hong Kong returned to the bosom of the motherland! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the handover and the only sad news is that falls on a Saturday and we have to miss out a public holiday. On the flip side, awesome events and festivals that are happening all over the July 1 weekend to celebrate this milestone. If you’re not too busy taking the family around the city’s best attractions or planning a weekend on at the beach, here’s where to celebrate Establishment Day.
Where to celebrate July 1
Angry over Hong Kong’s lack of progress in achieving universal suffrage? Worried about the city’s future and Beijing’s increasing influence? Or just not a fan of Carrie Lam? Join the annual July 1 protests march as thousands of Hongkongers exercise their right to freedom of speech. Kicking off at Victoria Park, get your banners ready and have your fist pumping (though not quite in the same way as when you’re in a club).