Ceremony of Beating retreat 鳴金收兵儀式

Nostalgia found heart-aching expression in the grounds of Government House on the eve of Saturday, 28 June 1997, when a gathering of invited guests witnessed the ceremony of Beating Retreat. Dating back to 16th century England, Beating Retreat stemmed from a tradition that had as its origin the need to summon nearby patrolling units back to their castle before nightfall.
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