As a meeting point between East and West, Hong Kong is a highly cosmopolitan and tolerant society. The local population has embraced much of Western culture and values. Christmas and the Halloween Festivals are considered no less important than more traditional festivals such as the Chinese New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Hong Kong youths are very receptive to Western trends and fashions, dress, music and sporting activities. Nevertheless, the older generation remains more traditional and excessive behaviour should be avoided in public.