Friday, December 22, 2006

Happy Winter Solstice

There is much scurrying around in offices in Hong Kong this afternoon as today is both the last working day before the holidays and the Winter Solstice which, according to Chinese tradition, is a time for families to gather at the clan temple and enjoy a large banquet. The last part of that at least survives and many offices allow staff home early to assist with the chopping that accompanies large Chinese banquets.

Judging by the crowds in the Causeway Bay district, many of the young ladies of Hong Kong are happy to leave that part of things to their traditional aunties and indulge instead in the more modern alternative to chopping - shopping.

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