Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021 Update
Hong Kong has cancelled a number of public Lunar New Year events including the Chinese New Year Night Parade and the Fireworks, amid safety concerns and in an effort to suppress the spread of COVID-19 as a fourth wave of the pandemic hits the city. 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.