Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations are some of the liveliest and most colorful we have ever experienced. This is a great
time to visit and share in the spirit of the festivities as the city prepares to welcome another year.
Chinese New Year is celebrated on the first moon of the
Lunar Calendar, which normally falls in January or February, and is also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival.
The festivities continue
for the next fifteen days culminating in the Lantern Festival with the first full moon of the year.
That's right, this is a massive 15-day party, where lots of red and gold abound and the happy noises of drums, gongs and firecrackers
explode in every corner.
Dancing lions and parading dragons make their ways on the streets, flower markets and temples overflow with joy and anticipation, friends and family come together to share in the blessings
of the New Year...
Chinese New Year is also a very
busy time to travel, so plan ahead of time as transportation and accomodation options could be scarce. Check out our Top Hotels To Stay in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year and book as early as possible for the best options and prices.
The Highlights: Hong Kong Chinese New Year Carnivals, Fireworks, Dragon Dances
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.
Traditionally, the celebrations have included the Chinese New Year Parade in Tsim Sha Tsui and a world class fireworks display over Victoria Harbour. This year however, due to the ongoing situation, the Parade has been cancelled and instead a 4-day carnival from the 25th to the 28th of January will take place at the Art Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District. and will be one of the landmark celebrations to welcome the new year. The high caliber dazzling performances by local and international performers that normally take place during the Parade will now be staged during the Carnival.
Fireworks are still on the schedule but be sure to check back as the festivities approach.
Also very much a part of any Chinese New Year celebration are the many Lion and Dragon dances which are performed throughout the city.
January 25-28, 2020
All the parade highlights featuring colorful floats and displays, marching bands, troupes of acrobats, lively dragons, traditional Chinese dancers, international troupes from all over the world, drummers, Chinese lions, and of course, firecrackers will take place at the Carnival. More...
January 26, 2020 - 8:00 pm. This has to be one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the world. To welcome the New Year, a fleet of pontoons and barges set up in the middle of Victoria Harbour launches the pyrothecnic wonder as the sky above the harbour explodes in bursts of shimmering colour. More...
Start on New Year's Day through early February
These traditional arts date back for more than a thousand years and feature incredible acrobatic performances in a riot of colours with the accompanying revelry of drums, gongs and firecrackers to scare away the bad spirits and bring in the good luck. More...
The Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals for the Chinese, perhaps THE most important. Celebrations in Hong Kong
kick off on New Year's Eve, but the preparations begin way before then. As soon as the Christmas decorations start coming down, the Chinese New Year bright displays start appearing throughout the city.
Homes, stores, restaurants and offices
are all brightly decorated in red and gold, the lucky colors for happiness and wealth and beautiful sprays of flowers and auspicious
mandarin trees adorn every corner imaginable.
For most Chinese, the New Year is a time for family reunions, and all take pride in their preparations to share in the joy with
their loved ones. But the celebrations are everywhere and for everyone to take part in.
Hong Kong Chinese New Year Traditions and Customs
January 19 - 25, 2020
A couple of weeks before the new year, the flower markets really come to life as everyone prepares their blooms and lucky trees for decoration and presents. Most popular held at Victoria Park. More...
Throughout the festivities, busiest times around Chinese New Year's Eve and Day
Rich in tradition, during this period the local temples will burst with activity as locals flock to bring offerings of food and incense and the temples and shrines are brightly decorated. More...
Jan 25 - Feb 8, 2020
Another popular tradition... write your wish on a paper, tie a string with an orange
and toss it
over the tree, it should succesfully catch on one of the branches and remain hanging for your wish to come true. More...
More Lunar New Year Celebrations All Around
Jan 9 - Feb 9, 2020 During Chinese New Year, Disneyland Hong Kong transforms once again after the rush of the Christmas season. This time instead of fluffy snow and holiday wreaths, it is lanterns, red envelopes, chinese lions, drums and gongs, and all our friends wearing their best gold and reds.More...
From January 10, 2020
Leaping lions at the Waterfront, dazzling dragon dances at the Summit, incredible board-busting Kung Fu shows, lucky red packets while Old Hong Kong plays host to Golden Lions dancing on the streets and Kung Fu troupes galore. More...
January 27, 2020
Not only an exciting day at the horse races but also a full programme of traditional festivities including a grand opening show, the traditional lion dances and a variety of cultural and entertainment performances. More...
Jan 17 - Feb 9, 2020
An amazing Lantern Exhibition is set up every year in the grounds of the HK Cultural Centre just steps from the Kowloon Star Ferry Pier. The displays are quite colorful and can take just about any size, shape and form you can imagine.More...
February 8, 2020
The Spring Lantern Festival heralds the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations on the 15th day of the new lunar year and is marked with a carnival and a series of performances, acrobatic shows, dragon and lion dances, etc. More...
Where to stay to make the best of the New Year festivities? Safety and convenience are key this year, enjoy the fireworks and the Carnival or a fabulous New Year's banquet? Here are our top hotel picks for Chinese New Year. More...
Make the most of Chinese New Year!
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