Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations
Hong Kong is a year-round party destination but nothing matches the richness, colour and spectacle of the way the city marks its biggest celebration – Chinese New Year. And nowhere else is this momentous festival more accessible than in Asia’s world city, where traditions dating back thousands of years are practised alongside cosmopolitan events worthy of a global metropolis.
Whether you are squeezing into festive flower markets and incense-filled temples or gasping at breathtaking pyrotechnics,lively sports events and the International Chinese New Year Night Parade, in Hong Kong, your Chinese New Year will be cosmopolitan, festive, traditional, spectacular and unique.
- January to February 2014 (exact date to be confirmed)
Every year, tens of thousands line the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui to witness the International Chinese New Year Night Parade – a spectacle of dazzling performers from home and abroad that turns the whole harbour-front area into a giant outdoor street party. This is where the world comes to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
The 2013 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade marked the event's 18th year and – 18 being an auspicious number in Chinese – the theme was happy@hongkong. Around 120, 000 people came out to watch the parade and many more got to see the floats and performances up close in Lam Tsuen, where they were exhibited for the rest of the Chinese New Year festival. Check out the photos and highlights below.
2014 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade
In 2014, you can expect an equally exuberant start to another Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. Stay tuned for details.
- 31 January 2014 (Chinese New Year's Day)
Despite its utterly modern world city status, Hong Kong is deeply traditional. And preparing for and celebrating Chinese New Year is especially rich with ancient rituals and customs. The below is your guide to understanding (and perhaps joining in) these timeless traditions.
Google Street View puts you in the heart of the fun and excitement of Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations. Below are some street views of the festive happenings in 2013. Click on any of the maps and enjoy!
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd