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Top Events For Celebrating Chinese New Year In Hong Kong

Top Events In Hong Kong With Kids

Chinese New Year With Kids In Hong Kong

The much anticipated Chinese Year of the Pig starts on February 5, 2019! Little Steps digs into what exactly we are celebrating and where the fun is happening this CNY in Hong Kong. New decorations, traditional food, red packets, holiday fun activities for little ones, and of course a firework spectacular… bring on the Year of Pig!

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG - What Are We Celebrating?

    According to an ancient legend, people were once tormented by a beast called a Nian (Year), a ferocious creature with an extremely large mouth capable of swallowing several people in a single bite. Relief from the Nian came only when an old man tricked the beast into disappearing. In reality, Chinese New Year festivities are more of a desire to celebrate the end of winter and the fertility and rebirth that come with the spring. Today, New Year is about family reunions and wishing everyone good fortune in the coming year.

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG - What To Expect?

    Prior to New Year's Day, Chinese families decorate their living rooms with beautiful flowers, platters of oranges and tangerines, and a candy tray with different kinds of dried sweet fruit. There are also the traditional feasts! Whole fish, which represents togetherness and abundance, and a chicken, which represents prosperity, are prepared for family and friends. Also note that a lot of restaurants and shops will be closed during the New Year so call ahead.

     

    8 Unique CNY Traditions For KidsClick here

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  • CHINESE NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG - Lai See And Red Packets

    During Chinese New Year, there is also a tradition of offering lai see or ya sui qian (red packets filled with money) to bring good fortune and to ensure that kids and single people can begin the new year with some cash in their pocket. The envelopes often have Chinese characters that translate to “good fortune” or “good in business” printed on them, and are sometimes accompanied by Chinese paper cuts.

     

    Red Packets 101 (Do's & Don'ts), Click here

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG - Chinese Dress And Cheongsams

     It's on! Tis' the season to dress to impress for Chinese New Year events, school celebrations, family gatherings, and more. Little Steps has shopped the markets, designers, and boutiques to give you the scoop on where to buy the perfect outfits for your little ones.

     

     

    Guide On Where To Buy Cheongsams + Chinese Dress, Click here

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG - Traditional Food To Try

    Chinese New Year is like Christmas in the West, a perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family to enjoy some traditional food. Check out Little Steps' guide to know what you and your kids should try during the festive season!

     

    Little Steps Guide To Chinese New Year Food, Click here

    DIY Sweet Dumplings - Chinese New Year Recipe For Kids, Click here

  • CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENTS IN Hong Kong 2019:

    Flower Markets:

    CNY Flower Markets @ Various parks and playgrounds including Causeway Bay and Mongkok.

    Victoria Park Flower Market

    Fireworks:

    2019 CNY Fireworks Display @ Victoria Harbour

    Wishing Tree:

    Hong Kong Well-Wishing Festival 2019 @ Tai Po

    Night Parade:

    Chinese New Year Night Parade @ Tsim Sha Tsui 

    Lantern Carnival:

    Lantern Carnivals @ Various Locations Throughout Hong Kong

    Other Fun Happenings For Kids:

    AIA Great European Carnival @ Central Harbourfront

    Times Square Chinese New Year @ Times Square At Causeway Bay

    Chinese New Year At Disneyland Hong Kong @ Lantau

Additional Info:​

FESTIVITIES IN TOWN 2018
Flower Markets:
CNY Flower Markets @ Various parks and playgrounds including Causeway Bay and Mongkok.
Fireworks:
2018 CNY Fireworks Display @ Victoria Harbour
Wishing Tree:
Horse Racing:
Night Parade:
Lantern Carnival:
Lantern Carnivals @ Various Locations Throughout Hong Kong
Other Fun Happenings For Kids:
AIA Great European Carnival @ Central Harbourfront
 
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