Lucky you if you’re in Hong Kong during Chinese New Year, the city’s biggest and most colourful festival! It is impossible to not be caught up in the energy as you squeeze into crowded temples to pray for good fortune, browse festive markets selling auspicious foods and blooms and photograph the shock-red lanterns that adorn the city.
This ancient festival also gets a makeover that is uniquely Hong Kong. So, you will experience a Chinese New Year like no other, with a fabulous parade of floats, international and local performers, a stunning fireworks show over the harbour, heart-pounding action at the racetrack, and so much more.
Stay tuned for details of the 2020 celebrations!
- Holiday scene:
From 25–27 January 2020, the first, second and third day of Chinese New Year are public holidays.
Banks and some public utilities will be closed for the Chinese New Year public holidays in Hong Kong. Street markets and stalls will usually close as well. However, most shops and restaurants in the busiest districts will remain open. Some shopping malls may even extend their service hours. Major attractions, theme parks and public transport will operate as usual.