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On October 1st Hong Kong celebrates its National Day, which is a marking of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1st, 1949. The National Day is celebrated throughout Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau with celebrations being held in Hong Kong only since the handover to China by the British.

There are many forms of celebration including such things as Flag Raising Ceremonies and Parades. However, the mainstay and highlight of the day is the incredible world-class fireworks display in Victoria Harbour.

The National Day holiday is a firm favourite with Chinese people as it also marks what is known as the “Golden Week”, a week in which there are many public holidays.

And of course, since Hong Kong people love horse racing so much, there is a special race day to mark the National Day. The National Day Cup was held at Sha Tin Racing course at Oct 1, 2018. Th total prize purse was HK$3.25 Million for the 1,000m race and this year the winning horse was “Hot King Prawn”… what a lucky name and maybe a good start for a game concept!

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