DUSTING HONG KONG

麦兜抢包山,因为我爱我妈妈

I first heard about the Bun Festival from the animated film of Mcdull. Mrs Mak wrote a letter to the IOC President asking him to set the “Bun Robbing” to be one of the Olympic Sport Programs. The letter was plain but moving. Mcdull insists to go to Cheung Chau every week not because he likes robbing bun, not because the girl called Shan, he learns it because he loves his mother.
Bun robbing refers to Bun Scrambling, the key link of the Festival ceremony. People scramble on to the Bun Tower to get the buns on it, the higher the bun is, the higher score and more wishes with it. The Cheung Chau Bun Festival began as a fun and exciting ritual for fishing communities to pray for safety from pirates. Today this religious origin has largely been forgotten, and the festival has mainly become a showcase of…

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