Published: 12:38, July 1, 2023 | Updated: 17:49, July 1, 2023
Celebratory mood
By Wang Zhan

HONG KONG — A series of events were held across the city to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR on Saturday.

Several museums, including the M+ museum and Hong Kong Palace Museum located in West Kowloon Cultural District, were also open for free to the public.

Calvin Ng, Edmond Tang, Parker Zheng and Andy Chong captured the celebratory mood for China Daily.

Around ten residents from Sheung Shui, Hong Kong organize a celebratory run to mark the 26th anniversary of the HKSAR's establishment on July 1, 2023. The runners gathered at the Reunification Garden in Sheung Shui, dressed in matching outfits and carried both the Chinese national and Hong Kong's regional flags. The 7.1-kilometer route was meticulously planned to showcase the beauty of the North District of the New Territories, taking the runners on a scenic tour around the bustling Sheung Shui town area. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

Around ten residents from Sheung Shui, Hong Kong organize a celebratory run to mark the 26th anniversary of the SAR's return to the motherland on July 1, 2023. The runners gathered at the Reunification Garden in Sheung Shui, dressed in matching outfits and carried both the Chinese national and Hong Kong's regional flags. The 7.1-kilometer route was meticulously planned to showcase the beauty of the North District of the New Territories, taking the runners on a scenic tour around the bustling Sheung Shui town area. (EDMOND TANG / CHINA DAILY)

People wave the Chinese national and Hong Kong SAR's regional flags in Tsim Sha Tsui on July 1, 2023. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

A flag-raising ceremony is held at Hon Wah College, in Siu Sai Wan, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, on July 1, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

People wave both the Chinese national and Hong Kong SAR's regional flags during a flag-raising ceremony held at Hon Wah College, in Siu Sai Wan, to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, on July 1, 2023. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY)

People holding the Chinese national and Hong Kong SAR's regional flags pose for a photo in Tsim Sha Tsui on July 1, 2023. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

A woman holds a Chinese national flag in Tsim Sha Tsui on July 1, 2023. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

People holding the Chinese national and Hong Kong SAR's regional flags pose for a photo in Tsim Sha Tsui on July 1, 2023. (PARKER ZHENG / CHINA DAILY)

People queue to enter the M+ museum in Hong Kong, on July 1, 2023. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

People queue to enter the M+ museum in Hong Kong, on July 1, 2023. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

A security guard sets up a sign reading "All Free Tickets Sold Out" at the Hong Kong Palace Museum, in Hong Kong, on July 1, 2023. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)

People take photos in front of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, in Hong Kong, on July 1, 2023. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY)