Chinese New Year is one of the most stimulating and picturesque experience a traveler can take part into. However, Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations are a sight to behold. Find out the top 5 reasons why the Chinese New Year is the perfect time to visit Hong Kong!
Chinese New Year Parade - January 28, 2017
The Hong Kong Chinese New Year Parade features colorful floats, marching bands, lively dragons, Chinese dancers, Chinese lions, and many more. Be sure to have your camera ready for this once a year spectacle. Watch out for firecrackers though. The Chinese New Year Parade is traditionally held at night on Chinese New Year's Day through the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui.
Chinese New Year Fireworks - January 29, 2017
Granted you've already seen firecrackers and fireworks. But have you seen a fireworks display that is launched from a fleet of boats, pontoons, and barges that lasts half an hour? The fireworks are set in the middle of Victoria Harbour and can be seen from both sides of the Harbour. It's not just pyrotechnics, fireworks and firecrackers are deeply ingrained in Chinese tradition that goes back hundreds of years to ward off evil spirits and usher in good luck.
Chinese New Year At Disneyland Hong Kong - January To February 2017
Except for Mulan, who is already wearing a traditional Chinese dress, your favorite Disney characters will once again don the traditional Chinese garb as the "Happiest Place on Earth" joins the Chinese people in welcoming the year of the Rooster. Disneyland will be transformed with lanterns, red envelopes, Chinese lions, dragons, drums and gongs.
Ocean Park Lucky Lunar Fiesta - January To February 2017
Just like Disneyland, Ocean Park gets a makeover every Chinese New Year. There will be Lion and Dragon Dances at the Waterfront and at the Summit and a well-choreographed Kung Fu show will grace the God of Fortune Palace. Of course, Chinese New Year is not Chinese New Year without its traditional season specials to be offered at the theme park's restaurants.
Hong Kong Well-Wishing Festival January 28, 2017 To February 11, 2017
The wishing tree and wishing lanterns are two of the more popular traditions being held every Chinese New Year. There will be cultural activities and other spectacular performances during this event. You'll get another shot to snap photos of the floats included in the Chinese New Year Parade. Best of all, there will be lots of local foods you can dig into.
Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year and is celebrated on the first moon of the Lunar Calendar. While every country has a different way in welcoming the new year, this is your chance to witness traditional Chinese New Year Festivals.