As the Year of the Rat kicks off a new 12-year cycle, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) celebrates Chinese New Year with a four-day carnival.
Staged in partnership with Cathay Pacific, the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival is happening on Jan. 25-28 at the Art Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District.
In addition to the signature parade, the event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities and attractions.
“This year being the Year of the Rat, the leader of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs, it is not only the beginning of a new cycle, but also marks the staging of the 25th edition of this signature event in Chinese New Year,” said HKTB chairman Dr YK Pang.
Pang continued, “This provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the much-loved festival in a new way.”
The four-day International Chinese New Year Carnival is free to all. Both international and local performing groups will join the daily parades along the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, in addition to their stage performances.
Visitors and locals can take plenty of photos against various backdrops incorporating Hong Kong’s skyline.
Meanwhile, the first Chinese New Year market will feature 15 booths serving food items such as Hong Kong, American, Taiwanese, and Korean snacks—including Korean fishcake skewers in soup by Kelly’s Cape Bop, a street food joint recommended by Michelin Guide Hong Kong.
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