Events & Festivals, Kowloon, Sightseeing

Chinese New Year 2015: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

I have already written about this popular temple in Kowloon here, but as we visited it again during the time of Chinese New Year, it was a feast for photographers. There were so many worshippers and the temple was beautifully decorated. All animals of the zodiac are lined up at the entrance, they are all… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2015: Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple

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Chinese New Year 2015: Year of the Wood Goat

On February 19 the year of the horse will change and it will be the year of the goat, the year of the sheep or the year of the ram! The Chinese character can represent all three, but according to this article on CNN, Isaac Yue, who teaches Chinese mythology at the University of Hong… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2015: Year of the Wood Goat

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Chinese New Year 2014: Victoria Flower Market

One of the key traditions to welcome the Chinese New Year (CNY) is to clean your home and decorate it with flowers. Orchids, tangerine/kumquat trees and plum/cherry blossoms are very popular (see my previous blog post about the CNY flower traditions). Last Sunday I visited the flower market in Victoria Park, which is open from… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2014: Victoria Flower Market

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Chinese New Year 2012: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

On Tuesday night, day two of the Chinese New Year, are the traditional fireworks over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The fireworks display is huge, almost 25 minutes long, and much more interesting to watch then 'normal' New Year fireworks in Hong Kong. Everyone wants to go and see the fireworks display, so you have… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2012: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

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Chinese New Year 2012: Night Parade in Hong Kong

On Monday night we made our way to Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui to watch the 17th Night Parade on the first day of the Chinese New Year. Every year this event takes place around Nathan Road with thousands of spectators and we also queued up hours beforehand (as we could not get any… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2012: Night Parade in Hong Kong

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Chinese New Year 2012: Victoria flower market

Flower markets are a Chinese New Year tradition and of course, we had to visit the largest and biggest one in Victoria Park, Causeway Bay last Sunday, the final day before Chinese New Year. We arrived in the afternoon, and it was already packed and crowded. There were a couple of rows to choose from,… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2012: Victoria flower market