Festivities over the Lunar New Year

hkcnyIn celebration of the New Year there are many vibrant festivities happening in Hong Kong over the days to come.

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First Day of Lunar New Year – January 31st: Chinese New Year Night Parade

What: An abundance of imaginatively decorated floats will parade down the streets, expect drums, dragons and lots of drama. The parade will wind through the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui, with traditional Chinese costumes as well as international troupes from all over the world performing their native dances.
Time: 8:00pm – 9:45pm
Where: Tsim Sha Tsui

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February 1st: Chinese New Year Fireworks
What: See boats pack the harbour and people thronging the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront, particularly the Avenue of Stars, the event is an extended version of Hong Kong’s daily Symphony of Lights show, many people rent a boat to get a perfect view from the harbour. If you’re heading to the waterfront, you’ll need to get there early, as it fills up quickly.
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Tsim Sha Tsui

spt-hrc-src-0128_hr-rFebruary 2nd: Lunar New Year Races
What: Try your luck at the horse-racing track, the Sha Tin race-track will be adorned with lanterns and there will be a lion dance. For race fans, one of the major attractions is the Chinese New Year Cup.
Time: 11am
Where: Sha Tin

 Have a Happy New Year!

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