Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebration
3 Feb 2015 | From Akubi of Hong Kong
Akubi sent me this card for the Chinese New Year. I just love the little fish attached to the greeting card. It pops up and transforms into a cute round fish! Since he couldn't send me a real live goldfish, he thought of sending this instead. He added that I seemed very much drawn into the big fat goldfishes when we were in Oceanpark HK and I kept staring at their cuteness. Hence the card. Haha, clever!
The Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals for the Chinese. Hong Kong Chinese New Year Celebrations are some of the city's landmark events, including the Parade, the Lion and Dragon Dances, and stunning fireworks. The annual Hong Kong Chinese New Year Fireworks extravaganza is an essential part of the celebrations.
The Spring Festival is the biggest holiday in China. Hong Kong people celebrate differently than in the Mainland. They mark the occasion with a unique fusion of modern fun and ancient customs. The three days of night parade, giant fireworks, and horse racing often make it to the top of the lists of world festival events. 2015 is the Year of the Goat, or also known as the Year of the Sheep, Chinese New Year was held on February 19, 2015. 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.
Hong Kong's Chinese New Year celebration was recently listed by Forbes as one of the world's 10 best festival extravaganzas, along with Germany's Oktoberfest and Brazil's Carnival. Lonely Planet also lists the Hong Kong Chinese New Year as one of the world's top events.