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Kickstart Chinese New Year
the Hong Kong way

Colorful lions usher in the Year of the Monkey.
 
Dragon and lion dance performances bring good luck to the new year.

Chinese New Year is around the corner! To celebrate the city’s biggest and most colorful festival, a series of festivities that is uniquely Hong Kong has been lined up for locals and visitors from around the world.

Lion Dance Exhibition & Performance

Mythical lion, dragon, Qilin and Pi Yao, handcrafted by local paper masters, and intricate flower boards made the traditional way with bamboo and silk are on display at Times Square. Colourful lion dance drama performances will be held every evening to bring good luck to visitors.

Flower Markets

Fifteen parks and playgrounds across Hong Kong have set up flower markets (Feb. 2-8) for tourists and locals alike to immerse in the festive ambiance while searching for the perfect bloom to bring good luck for the New Year.

Night Parade

On Feb. 8, the first day of the Year of the Monkey, fantastic floats and spectacular performances by groups sourced locally and abroad will be welcoming the New Year with a grandeur unique to Hong Kong in Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.

Fireworks Display

Astounding fireworks will be displayed above the iconic Victoria Harbour on Feb. 9 night with lasers and choreographed building lights on the dozens of participating buildings. It’s the world’s most spectacular firework show - amazingly, completely computer controlled.

Chinese New Year Race Day

The Chinese New Year Race Day on Feb. 10 is where one can try you luck, enjoy the greetings from the territory’s favourite jockeys, as well as get some tips from a Feng Shui master.

Pray for good fortune

During Chinese New Year, locals give thanks for the past 12 months and pray for good fortune for the New Year. Popular places to perform these rituals include the Wong Tai Sin Temple; Che Kung Temple etc.

Shore up some good fortune by doing the same!

 


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