Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hong Kong: (Plastic) Bun Festival

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Chairman of Hong Kong Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee, Mr Yung Chi-ming:
"Learning from experience and getting the feedback from participants in the past two contests, the organising parties noted that genuine buns will be easily spoilt and become slippery in rainy and humid weather. This will endanger the participants and affect their performance," Mr Yung said. "It has been agreed that replica buns will replace the buns this year. As in previous years, three bun towers studded with genuine buns will be erected at the basketball court in Pak Tai Temple for worshipping deities during the Bun Festival. People can continue to collect these buns after the festival as they did before. The arrangements both ensure the safety of the competition and maintain the tradition."
Measures in place for (plastic) Bun Scrambling Competition: press release

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