Chinese New Year celebrations in Hong Kong are some of the best celebrations of Chinese Lunar New Year 2017 in the world. Plan your trip to Hong Kong for the Chinese New year before it is too late.
Hong Kong at a glance
Hong Kong is located in southeastern coast of People’s Republic of China. The city of Hong Kong is very close to Pearl River delta and South China Sea. Hong Kong is famous due to its deep natural harbor and expansive skyline. It is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Hong Kong has been considered as world city due to its major contributions in economy of world. It is also listed in the list of eight Alpha + Cities. The city is also ranked as 5th on 2015 Global City Index.
Hong Kong dollar is 8th most traded currency in the world because the city offers low taxation and free trade. The city has a serious problem of air pollution. Hong Kong consists of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and New territories. The city of Hong Kong experiences a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid and showering summers and mild to cold winters. Typhoons, floods and land sliding is a common problem during summer season. Spring in the city is pleasant and autumn is dry and sunny.
Hong Kong is the city which is described as the place where East meets West. This statement is based on the culture of city which has mixed roots of Chinese as well as British tradition. Tourists are attracted to Hong Kong due to presence of the places which include Hong Kong Disneyland, Victoria Peak, Ocean park Hong Kong, Lantau island, Ngong Ping 360, Po Lin Monastery, man Mo Temple, Clock Tower, Lamma Island, Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong Space Museum, Cheung Chau, Hong Kong Wetland Park, Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Sok Kwu Wan, Ma Wan Park, Stonecutters Island, Kau Sai Chau, The Center and City Gallery.
Celebrating Chinese New Year
Chinese New year also known as Spring festival is widely celebrated in the city of Hong Kong. It is considered to be one of the biggest holidays on the calendar of Hong Kong. One of the best events on this occasion is carnival like night parade. This parade will take place on the first day of New Year at 6:30 pm. Many people participate in the parade and the parade will be themed on animal of the year that is goat. The parade will include bikers, skaters, dancers, drummers, jugglers, children and marching bands.
Another great event in Hong Kong for the Chinese New Year is spectacular and magnificent firework display on 20th February. This display will occur on Victoria Harbor at 8 pm. All the people gather together and see this enormous celebration.
There is another scheduled program which must be joined. This program is based on races. Sha Tin Racecourse holds this program and more than 10,000 people join this event. Along with races this event also offers colorful festivities and programs based on traditional rituals. The profit which is gained from this program is donated as charities.
Accommodations on CNY
Some of the easily accessible and comfortable accommodations in Hong Kong include Regal Airport Hotel, InterContinental Hong Kong, Harbor Plaza Resort City, Y-Loft, YMCA of Hong Kong, Hotel Ibis Hong Kong North Point and Silka Far East Hotel Hong Kong.