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Halloween 2009 in Hong Kong

Crowds, crowds, and more crowds. If you’re planning on celebrating Halloween in Hong Kong, most people head to Lan Kwai Fong to take part in festivities. Unlike most nights here, you’ll see people of all ages from young children to teenagers to adults. Here, they come to people watch, marvel at elaborate costumes, and simply take part in this fun holiday.

But beware! The crowds are enormous. You won’t be able to mingle freely around the area. Instead, the police set up barricades and people are herded into the area and out of the area. There are SO many people cramped together that it almost seems like we’re a herd of sheep. Last year, it took us about one hour to walk through the area. Lan Kwai Fong is a great area for people who have never experienced Halloween in Hong Kong, but it’s quite hectic! My friends and I went to Lan Kwai Fong, then headed over to Wan Chai to meet up with our Japanese and Korean friends. It was much more low-key, but still very fun!

Cats for Halloween!

 

Entering Lan Kwai Fong

As you can see, there are so many people crammed together to walk through the area.

 

Some people dressed up as Jabawokeez, a popular dance crew from the United States

A mother wanted us to take a photo with her children

Another fun event around this time is the Ocean Park Halloween Bash. Ocean Park is a normal theme park, but during the month of October, they transform it into a Halloween-themed area with spooky mazes, special on-stage shows, and monsters, goblins and scary creatures are all around the park trying to scare you. It’s a fun even that only comes to Hong Kong one time during the year!

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