Tet is an opportunity for all members of the family to reunite, to remember and to show respect to their ancestors. Tet is also a chance to shake off the bad things in the old year and give hope for luck, happiness and prosperity in the new year. That is the Tet of Vietnamese people dating back centuries, so what about Lunar New Year in Hong Kong? Let's find out with Asia Senses
The Lunar New Year in Hong Kong has been recognized as one of the 10 most exciting festivals in the world according to Forbes magazine. If you come to Huong Cang land at this special moment, you will enjoy the very special festival atmosphere, with many traditional and modern cultural activities.
Join parade on the 1st night (Lunar calendar)
The parade festival is a special occasion you can't miss when signing up for Hong Kong tours during Tet. On the first night of the new year, most of Hong Kong's big street shops will close to join this festival. The parade starts from 6pm, parade riders walking along the streets from Tsim Sha Tsui area, circling the Hong Kong Cultural Center, to Canton Road, and finally back to Salisbury Road. Participating in the parade, you will witness a lot of special and interesting activities such as acrobatics, martial arts, dance, lion dance ... With the bustling atmosphere, joyfulness and multicolors, this parade will leave you with deep and memorable memories.
Watch fireworks on Victoria Harbor
Victoria Harbor is a place that many people choose to visit and watch fireworks on the occasion of the traditional Tet. At the moment of transfer between the old and the new year, this famous location of Hong Kong will become more sparkling and fanciful than ever before with the super-spectacular fireworks display and bright LED lights.
Meet your luck at Happy Valley racecourse
The Lunar New Year of the Hong Kong people will lack the fun when without horse races. This is considered a popular pastime activity in Huong Cang land in every Lunar New Year holiday. If you wish, you can go to Happy Valley Racecourse to enjoy the fierce atmosphere and fill in the bet slip, try your luck. Who knows, you will become the owner of some valuable prizes.
Visit flower market
Flower market in Hong Kong usually takes place from 25th to 30th December Lunar New Year. When you come here, you will have the opportunity to see a lot of unique and colorful kinds of flower such as orchids, peonies, peaches,…These are all plants that symbolize prosperity and luck, and happy life.
Enjoy New Year's cuisine in Hong Kong
Once you arrive in Hong Kong on Tet holiday, don't forget to enjoy the special traditional dishes here like: Steamed rice cake, dried oysters, water drift cake (Tongyuen), ... According to the perspective of the Huong Cang people, these dishes will bring a lot of wealth and prosperity because their names are pronounced similar to the words "reunion", "luck" and "prosperity".
Hong Kong is a visit-worthy destination in Tet occasion, isn’t it? If you are an active and extrovert person, let’s take a chance to see a new horizon and have some strange experiences of this traditional holidays in Huong Cang. Asia Senses is always available to design the best tour for you. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information!