Kowloon Grand Procession of the Festival of Hong Kong 1969 - Governor at audience stand
The Grand Procession was held on 15 December 1969 along Nathan Road. The programme included a parade of traditional Chinese decorations, dragon dance, lion dance, musich and dancing performances and a parade of floats. VIP viewing stands were set up in St Andrew's Church, Tsim Sha Tsui for the Governor and government officials to enjoy the shows. Seen in the photo are Governor Sir David Trench and Lady Trench and other high-rank government officials at the audience stand.
Opening ceremony of the Festival of Hong Kong 1969 (1)
The event was held on 8 December 1969. The Colonial Secretary Sir Hugh Selby Norman-Walker was officiating the lighting ceremony. About 200 young people and performers from different Schools and bodies took part in the music performance that evening at the City Hall. The programme included fanfare by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, chorus by students of St Paul’s Co-educational College and Chinese music performance by students of Diocesan Boys’ School.
Closing ceremony of the Festival of Hong Kong 1969
Held on 18 December at the Peninsula Hong Kong, the event was attended by the Governor Sir David Trench and Lady Trench in the company of Hon. Arnaldo de Oliveira Sales, Urban Councillor and Member of the Steering Committee of the first Festival of Hong Kong, and Sir Cho-Yiu Kwan.
Opening ceremony for the Festival of Hong Kong 1971 --- officiating guest
The opening ceremony of the 1971 Festival of Hong Kong was held on 26 November 1971 at Edinburgh Place. The lighting and lion’s eye-dotting ceremonies were officiated by Hong Kong Governor Sir Murray MacLehose. This was followed by a traditional Chinese-style parade which started from City Hall and ended in Victoria Park passing through Connaught Road Central, Harcourt Road and Gloucester Road. There was a rich plethora of performances including dragon and lion dances, marches, lantern parades by students and band performances. The photo shows Governor MacLehose, Lady MacLehose and Sir Cho Yiu Kwan, a member of the Festival of Hong Kong Steering Committee, watching the performance of the Luk Chee Fu lion dance team.
Opening ceremony for the Festival of Hong Kong 1971 --- Lion dance
The opening ceremony of the 1971 Festival of Hong Kong was held on 26 November 1971 at Edinburgh Place. The lighting and lion’s eye-dotting ceremonies were officiated by Hong Kong Governor Sir Murray MacLehose. A large crowd gathered to watch the lion dance at the Star Ferry Multi-storey Car Park.