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Hong Kong Chinese New Year

Lucky you if you’re in Hong Kong 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, you will experience a Chinese New Year like no other, with a fabulous parade of floats, international and local performers, a stunning fireworks show over the harbour, heart-pounding action at the race track, and so much more.

Stay tuned for details on the 2017 celebrations!

2016 International Chinese New Year Night Parade Highlights

2016 International Chinese New Year Night Parade Highlights

The parade is one of Hong Kong’s most anticipated annual events, with fantastic floats and spectacular performances by groups sourced locally and abroad, welcoming Chinese New Year with a festive energy unique to Hong Kong.

The 2016 edition

Themed ‘Playground of the World.Party of the Year’, the parade attracted over 2,500 local and overseas performers and 150,000 spectators, with 13 floats that took over the major streets of Tsim Sha Tsui. Check out the photos below!

Photo Gallery

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