Keeping Time

This month in Asia, Hong Kong gets its groove back, Japan rocks hard and Thais get hitched (you can too). Here are our picks for the best fêtes this May. HONG KONG

Cheung Chau Bun Festival [May 8]
The "festival of the bun hills" on the tiny isle of Cheung Chau is one of the territory's most colorful festivals. Large bamboo towers studded with longevity buns are erected by the islanders to pay homage to the god of the sea. The climax of this eight-day fiesta is...

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