Hongkong Post today (May 7) announced that a set of stamps on the theme "Hong Kong Festivals" will be released for sale together with associated philatelic products on May 22.
A predominantly Chinese community, Hong Kong observes many of the customs of traditional Chinese festivals. Hongkong Post will issue "Hong Kong Festivals" special stamps to portray five traditional festivals and the way people celebrate them, highlighting the distinctive culture and social customs of our city. Set in refreshing and uplifting colours, four new stamps will highlight the traditional customs of the Tin Hau Festival, Kwun Yum Festival, Buddha's Birthday and Tuen Ng Festival, while a new stamp sheetlet is themed on the Mid-Autumn Festival. In vivacious colours reflecting the celebrating mood of the festival, it carries a stamp that features a traditional star fruit-shaped lantern and mooncakes.
Official First Day Covers will be on sale at $1 each at all post offices from May 8. The stamps and associated philatelic products will be displayed at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office and Sha Tin Central Post Office from the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from May 8 to 14. Further information is available on Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.com and the Hongkong Post Mobile App.