Top Chinese New Year Events For Kids And Families In Hong Kong 2023

Top Family-Friendly CNY Events In Hong Kong!

Chinese New Year With Kids In Hong Kong

The much anticipated Chinese Year of the Rabbit starts on January 22, 2023! 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… bring on the Year of the Rabbit!

More Chinese New Year Guides For Families In 2023

Chinese New Year – Things To Do:
  • CHINESE NEW YEAR IN HONG KONG 2023 - What Are We Celebrating?

    Celebrating Chinese New Year In Hong Kong

    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 2023 - What To Expect?

    Celebrating Chinese New Year In Hong Kong

    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

    Top Chinese New Year Books For Kids, Click here

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

    Celebrating Chinese New Year In Hong Kong

    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 - Lai See And Red Packets

    Celebrating Chinese New Year In Hong Kong

    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 - Traditional Food To Try

    Celebrating Chinese New Year In Hong Kong

    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

Additional Info:​

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, many large-scale events, like the CNY parade, CNY fireworks, and flower markets have unfortunately been canceled. Please check the governmental websites for more information.

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