Hong Kong Culture and Tradition
Hong Kong comprises of an amalgam of cultures, formed mainly by the Cantonese, Shanghainese, British, Indians and Jews. Cantonese culture is the mainstream culture in Hong Kong. Chinese concepts such as family solidarity, glory, modesty and saving family’s face carry great weight in Hong Kong's culture. The main languages are Cantonese and English.
Hong Kong is the culinary capital of Asia, and boasts of many local delicacies. Food here is influenced by many international flavors. Hong Kong’s people enjoy Kung Fu and Tai Chi as a form of entertainment and exercise. Gambling and horse racing are prevalent aspects of the culture. The Cantonese Opera is a cultural expression that blends Chinese legends, music and drama into intriguing performances. Hong Kong’s people follow various religious beliefs, such as Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and others.