Chinese New Year Celebrations 2020 Update
Hong Kong has cancelled a number of public Lunar New Year events including the Chinese New Year Carnival and the Firworks, amid safety concerns and in an effort to contain the outbreak of the coronavirus. Check for any updated info before you head out to any large-scale event and most of all have a harmonious, healthy and peaceful Spring Festival.
New this year, the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Carnival to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rat will take place from the 25th to the 28th of January at the Art Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District. It will replace the annual Chinese New Year Parade which was scheduled for January 25, 2020 at 8 pm.
The Carnival will be one of the landmark celebrations to welcome the new year. What can we expect? Fantastic carnival food, wishing trees, red balloon lantern galore, firecrackers... and all the high caliber dazzling performances by local and international troupes that normally take place during the Parade. From acrobats to lively dragons, traditional Chinese dancers, lion dancers, dragon parades, marching bands etc. all will make an appearance at the Carnival in one gigantic 4-day party!
Participating this year are Austria's The Freak Acrobatics Team, India's V.Unbeatable, LUXE from Ireland, Italy's Misterbianco Carnival, Korea National University of Arts, Russia's Jump'n'Roll, South Africa's Cape Town Carnival, Taiwan's Electric-techno Prince Nazha, The Flying Dutchmen, Anongnart Thai Dance Institute, and many many more including favourite local performing groups. See all of this year's performers here.
When and where is the Chinese New Year Carnival 2020?
When?: January 25 - 28, 2020
Where?: The Art Park at the West Kowloon Cultural District, accessible from MTR Austin station and the Express Rail Link Hong Kong West Kowloon station
How Much?: FREE!
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Parade Carnival together with the Fireworks are two of the city's most anticipated Chinese New Year events, don't miss them if you are in town!
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