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Chinese New Year Events in Hong Kong

http://www.chinese.cn 08:11, February 1, 2010 Confucius Institute Online

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Chinese New Year Events in Hong Kong

Chinese New Year Events in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, the Spring Festival is also joyously celebrated as people in Mainland China do, difference in activities exit though. It is one of the most important events on Hong Kong's festival calendar. People mark the occasion with a unique fusion of modern fun and ancient customs. A magnificent annual fireworks display and an exciting night parade are included in the celebrations.

Fireworks Display

The Victoria Harbor is the site of the magnificent fireworks display. On the night of the second day of the Spring Festival, beautiful fireworks will bright up the sky and welcome the New Year.

Night Parade

On the first evening of the New Year is the time for a carnival-like night parade. It features elaborately decorated floats accompanied by international and local marching bands and performers.

Shopping Spree

Hong Kong people go shopping during the Spring Festival, and the huge crowds at shopping malls and markets make it an athletic challenge. People shop not only for food, but also for decorations and cloths at this end of the season sale.

New Year Praying

Temples are open to visitors at this festive time. Major temples, such as Wong Tai Sin Temple and Polin Monastery receive the most visitors at this time of the year. People go there to burn incense, write wishes on cards and pray for good fortune for the New Year.

 

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