Where to celebrate Chinese New Year
Welcome to the Year of the Ox!
Chinese New Year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. The festival involves a lot of preparations beforehand as many different events are held thoughout the festival. This year, Hong Kong welcomed the Year of the Ox on February 12.
The Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong is the liveliest and most colourful celebrations of the year. The parade typically features a mix of colourful floats, acrobats, costumed lions, dragon dancers, street performers, drummers and, of course, firecrackers.
This year, the celebrations were scaled down due to Covid-19. However read this article to find out what usually happens on this auspicious occasion – learn about important Chinese New Year traditions, find out where and what to eat during the festival and where to check out some impressive displays in town.
And then start planning for next year’s holiday!
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