Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lunar New Year Celebration + Fireworks

     Don't forget the fireworks tonight.  It's going to be good!  It starts at 8 PM.  Flock to Victoria Harbour on the Tsim Sha Tsui site.  Have fun!

You’re in for a magnificent spectacle when you join the thousands upon thousands of people who flock to both sides of Victoria Harbour to witness the Lunar New Year Fireworks Display.

     Just realized that some of you may be living in Hong Kong and wanted to know about the activities going on during the holidays.  So, here is a list if you are interested:  (We'll post more details as we participate in some of the festivities.)
  1. Lunar New Year Flower Markets 2011:  flowers, arts and crafts
    1. Dates:  Jan. 28 - Feb. 2
    2. Places:  Causeway Bay Victoria Park and also Mong Kok's Fa Hui Park
    3. Time:  best time to go is 6-9 PM (but will be very crowded), Noon-midnight and until the early hours of the next day on 3 February
    4. Price:  free
    5. Description:
      Join the happy throngs flocking to the flower markets looking for an auspicious bloom or plant for the New Year. Kumquat trees, narcissus and peonies bring prosperity; peach blossoms add fire to romance; while tangerine plants with leaves intact help ensure long-lasting relationships and 'fruitful' marriages. So, mingle with the huge, happy crowds and enliven your senses for the Year of the Rabbit!
  2. New Year's Day Night Parade w/floats:  
    1. Date:  Feb. 3 (Thur.)
    2. Time:  8-9:30 PM, be there much earlier
    3. Price:  HK$220-350 if you want priority seats, or watch it for free along the streets
    4. Places:  starts at the HK Cultural Center Square, along Canton Street, Nathan Road and ends at the Hilton
  3. Parade Floats in display
    1. from Feb. 4 - 17
    2. special shows on Feb. 4-5
    3. for places and times, check on www.discoverhongkong,com (I didn't see a schedule)
  4. See the event calendar at


  1. I sure wish they had some of those activities here. I think I'm going to take tomorrow off and go shopping for the New Year!

  2. We celebrated the Chinese New Year at Pei Wei's---a yummy dinner and good company: Julie and Allen and their children; Allen's parents, and us. :)That's as fancy as we got here in K-Town.

    I did make my neighbors (from mainland China) some rice pudding and apricot bread, with a gift tag decorated with a rabbit motif.

  3. We had orange chicken and free "Firecracker chicken" from Panda Express. :-) I did make another chicken dish and we also had jao dze, spring rolls and fortune cookies! I do miss sitting around the table making tons of jao dze with the family!