HKTB stages Chinese New Year Carnival

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. 

The four-day Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival offers family-friendly attractions and activities. 
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.

26 international and 22 local performing troupes will parade along the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. 
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. 

HKTB chairman Dr YK Pang (officiating guest on the right) and Cathay Pacific chief customer and commercial officer Ronald Lam (officiating guest on the left) launch the Chinese New Year Carnival. 
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. 

Topics: Hong Kong Tourism Board , Chinese New Year , Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Carnival , Cathay Pacific
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