Wednesday, 1 October 2008

News from the Ministry of Admin & Civic Affairs

We're looking forward to tonight's celebration of the founding of the Motherland:
Celebrations set for 59th National Day

"A series of activities - including a flag-raising ceremony, a reception, a variety show and fireworks - will be held in Hong Kong October 1 to celebrate the 59th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.


The flag-raising ceremony will be held at 8am at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai. Chief Executive Donald Tsang will join 2,500 guests, senior government officials, members of the youth uniformed groups and community groups in the celebration.


The public can watch the ceremony at a designated area with a capacity of 1,000 people.


The National Day reception will be held after the ceremony at the Convention & Exhibition Centre's Grand Hall. About 4,000 guests, including members of the Executive and Legislative Councils, consular corps, senior government officials and members of various community sectors, are invited.


In the evening a variety show will be held at 7pm at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. A spectacular fireworks display will start at 9pm"

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