More than 7.5 million population of Hong Kong are foreigner’s. Thus the every holidays and festivals have special importance in Hong Kong. The traditional culture of Hong Kong has numerous influences of Chinese and other cultures. The Chinese New Year is a celebration that includes numerous old practices and believes. However with centuries and decades the celebration has now become the integral part of Hong Kong. Chinese New Year 2016 in Hong Kong is the territory’s biggest annual celebration.
One typical feature about the New Year in Hong Kong is almost all the commercial hubs and shops remain close during this festive occasion. Therefore if you are looking forward for lucrative discount during the Chinese New Year then skip this particular period. The initial 3 days of the lunar calendar are considered as public holidays.
During Chinese New Year days, the Hong Kong inhabitants exchanges gifts and good wishes within families and relatives. This is a popular practice with a belief of goodness. Another interesting practice during the New Year is the distribution of candies and sweets. By eating these candies they believe that the coming years will be sweeter than before.
There are 2 main events to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong China. These are the New Year Eve fireworks display and Night Parade. The New Year Eve fireworks are displayed over Victoria Harbor, in the region between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui. The must-see Night parade travels along the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui and is made up of a series of colorful, illuminated floats, and the whole area becomes one huge party as locals and visitors alike take to the streets to watch. The best vantage points of Night Parade are along Haiphong Road, Canton Road outside Harbour City, or at the junction of Nathan and Peking Roads outside Chungking Mansions. You can either reserve a grandstand seat, cram along the parade route or watch the HK Chinese New Year 2016 celebration on TV.
Hotels on CNY
As this is one of the busiest city in Asia Pacific region, Hong Kong has a wide range of hotels for you to choose from. If you are ready to spend your Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, do process now your reservation to get the best location for celebrating activities as well as best discounted hotel booking package.