How Christmas in Hong Kong evolved from a European affair to a Chinese religious festival, until an American Santa Claus appeared before it

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How has Hong Kong celebrated the Christian festival of Christmas since early times, and how has this changed as society expanded, diversified and evolved? Hong Kong’s urban beginnings from the mid-19th century, and until the decades after, Christmas – like the Jewish Hanukkah or Muslim Eid, along with Chinese festivals and religious monuments of Hindus, Zoroastrians and other minorities – was primarily a family or communal was the case, celebrated among one’s co-religionists, but otherwise ignored….

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