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Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations 2014

Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations 2014

Lucky you if your trip to Hong Kong falls in the run-up to or during Chinese New Year, the city’s biggest and most colourful festival! It is impossible to not be caught up in the energy as you squeeze into crowded temples to pray for good fortune, browse festive markets selling auspicious foods and blooms and photograph the shock-red lanterns that adorn the city.

This ancient festival also gets a makeover that is uniquely Hong Kong. So, be prepared for a Chinese New Year like no other, with a fabulous parade of international and local performers, a stunning fireworks show over the harbour, heart-pounding action at the race track, and so much more.

Here’s to a lucky start to the new year! Or, as we say here, kung hei fat choi!

13 February to 5 March 2015
Holiday business hours:
Most government offices, banks and public utilities will be closed for the Chinese New Year public holidays in Hong Kong. However, most shops and restaurants in the busiest districts will remain open. Some shopping malls may even extend their service hours. Major attractions, theme parks and public transport will operate as usual. Street markets and stalls will usually close on the first and second day of the Chinese New Year (19 – 20 February) and resume business from the third day (21 February).
Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show

Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show

Enjoy spectacular 3D light shows with exciting audiovisual effects coinciding with the Hong Kong Chinese New Year celebrations ! Click here to read more.

12 February to 18 March 2015 (except 18-20 February)
8:30pm, 9pm, 9:30pm and 10pm nightly (About 15 minutes per session)
Open Piazza, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon

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.

2014 Parade

In 2014, the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade welcomed the Year of the Horse with the theme New Year Party @ World City. Around 150,000 people packed the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui for the 19th annual parade, and many more got to see the floats and performances up close in Lam Tsuen, where they were showcased for the rest of the Chinese New Year festival.

Check out the photos and highlights below.

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2015 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade

19 February 2015 (Chinese New Year’s Day)
8-9:45pm (Telecast live on TVB Jade)
The parade starts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui and proceeds along Canton, Haiphong, Nathan and Salisbury roads, finishing at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers.
Details will be available in early February.

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. Below is your guide to understanding (and perhaps joining in) these timeless traditions.

Colourful and aromatic New Year shopping
Seeking good fortune
Auspicious foods
The 15 days of Chinese New Year

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