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Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Posted on March 26, 2010 | Festivals10 Comments


In Hong Kong, Chinese New Year is the most awaited as well as enthusiastically anticipated festival. It’s a very special festival for close ones, families, friends to meet and exchange gifts and have meal together. Chinese New Year is celebrated for the forthcoming arrival of spring as it is considered to be a new start. Traditionally it was celebrated to resolve old debts and gifts in small red covers with money or stuff are given to the children so they have a good start of year. Hong Kong celebrated the New Year with enthusiasm and ostentatious collection of events, celebrations, and ceremonies. It’s the most important festival that is celebrated on the Hong Kong Island which includes fireworks, artistic and cultural performance, firecrackers, dragon dances, and several rows of foods and stalls of drinks.

Chinese new year in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, Chinese New Year is considered to be the most important event. Undoubtedly, the festival is special because it is celebrated in Hong Kong, on top of it, according to the solar calendar, it should be celebrated in west. Chinese celebrates the New Year accordingly to the lunar calendar and Hong Kong celebrates it according to the solar calendar.

It’s seven days of celebration, dancing, drinking and merrymaking and for some people days even extends more days. The best to see the celebration of the city is by the Victorian peak. It gives panoramic view of the city which clears your mind from doubts, why Chinese New Year in Hong Kong is is famous world widely.

Chinese new year Hong Kong celebrations
The main attraction of the Chinese New Year celebration in Hong Kong is the parade. The parade includes celebrities, Chinese new year Hong Kong eventsextravagant floats, dancers, and tons of fun. The best way to see fireworks is by taking a cruise in harbor which gives an impressive show of fireworks. In China, three days are public holidays compulsory; you won’t see anybody working as beginning of the year, they believe, needs new energy and fresh mind to carry out the daily routine work.

The entire city is under the spell of celebration, which you could see by the festive lightening done all over the skyscrapers. The atmosphere is just perfectly created to celebrate happiness and new beginning. Many tourists even visit the pilgrimage sites to see the Chinese culture rituals, even the flower markets are one of the place one shouldn’t once.

It’s obvious, once you experience the entire Chinese New year in Hong Kong, you will realize that the Chinese sense of enjoyment is ahead of imagination.

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