Events & Festivals, Kowloon

Dragon Boat Carnival 2011

Yesterday we went to the final day of the Dragon Boat Carnival in East Tsim Sha Tsui. Together with thousands of other dragon boat enthusiasts we went to the East Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and watch the dragon boat races. They had already started on Friday, went through Saturday and finished today - so it… Continue reading Dragon Boat Carnival 2011

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Chinese New Year 2011: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

Every second day of the Chinese New Year the city of Hong Kong arranges a massive fireworks display over the harbour. The annual display attracts an estimated 500,000 people on either side of the Victoria Harbor to watch the fireworks, which start at 8pm and last for 23 minutes and 23 seconds. Knowing that everyone… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2011: Fireworks over Victoria Harbour

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Chinese New Year 2011: Night Parade in Hong Kong

On the first day of the Chinese New Year there is always a big parade in Hong Kong, going through the South of Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui). The parade is sponsored by Cathay Pacific and this year the theme was World City, World Parade. The Parade starts at 8pm but we already arrived at 6.30pm,… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2011: Night Parade in Hong Kong

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Chinese New Year 2011: Lion dances

Lion dances are really popular in Hong Kong – not only to Chinese New Year, but actually every big business/company will have a lion dance at its opening or anniversary. Lion dances signify good luck.Of course, with Chinese New Year being a popular time for people to go shopping in Hong Kong we’ve managed to… Continue reading Chinese New Year 2011: Lion dances