As the most important Chinese Festival, the Chinese New Year has been the most wanted moment of the year. Also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, it marks a great start of a new year.
If you are eager to celebrate the Chinese New Year but uncertain about what to do, WYND team will guide you for the best NEW YEAR you have ever had in 2020.
**Reminder: Banks and public utilities are closed while some of the stalls and markets may also be closed. Major tourist spots and public transport will remain operating as usual.
Visiting Flower Market
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Traditionally, flowers symbolize good fortune and it is believed that strolling around the Chinese New Year flower markets will bring luck to all of us. Here’s the list of the signature market locations:
Time and Duration: Time: 19-24 JAN, 12pm-midnight | 25 JAN, midnight-6am
Get yourself some beautiful year flowers, it may not be just for your New Year decoration but it may bring some lucky feelings to your whole family. Below, there are some recaps of past flower markets.
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Shan Sheng Year Market (山城年宵)
Organized by groups of Central and Western District councillors, this special event aims at gathering the society, connecting local stores and neighbourhoods who share similar spirits and faith. Besides, the organizers of this market would like to promote green business among society during the Lunar New Year.
Location: Sai Ying Pun, Central Street
Time and Duration: 18-19 JAN (Sat-Sun) | 2pm-6pm
Activities: Local Market, Local Street Artists Performance, Pet Gathering Event
**Further information may be referred to the Facebook page of related councillors.
Hong Kong Well-wishing Festival
Praying for good luck for the upcoming year has been a local tradition for a long period of time. Besides, making the wish at the Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree is exceptionally well preserved out of those wishing spots in Hong Kong. At that time, there will be a dedicated carnival related to Chinese New Year and local cuisines.
Location: Lam Tsuen Wishing Plaza
Time and duration: 25 JAN – 9 FEB | 8:45 – 18:30
Special wishing procedure: Writing down your wishes on a joss paper (called PO DIP), rolling it up into a cylinder and then throw as high as you can so that it lands higher in the tree. Higher the position, more likely to make the wish come true!
A Tour to Local Temple
The busiest time for all the Hong Kong temples is not other than during the celebration of Chinese New Year. If you want to enjoy the Lunar New Year like a local, you must spend some time travelling to one of the temples in Hong Kong.
A man in grey clothes praying for goodwill.
We pray for health and fortune in the following time of the new year not just for ourselves and family, but also the society and the city. Those extremely well-constructed heritages are also fantastic attractions for your posts.
Time and Duration: JAN – mid FEB 2020
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Hong Kong Dragon and Lion Dance Festival 2020
Lion and dragon dance is another symbolic celebration during Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. In the past, this activity was considered as a serious ceremony to ward off bad spirits and bring people good luck for the new year.
Due to the charming outlook and stunning dancing style, the lion and dragon dance has been preserved as a traditional event of celebration. You can enjoy watching the dragon dancing all around Hong Kong between the Chinese New Year period.
Time and Duration: Around the Chinese New Year Day
Location: Different shopping malls and popular tourist spots have offered dragon dance activities, you may follow up some of the below recommendations:
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WYND team will keep updating related events, follow our blog for the latest information.
Enjoy Traditional Cuisine in Hong KonG
A Modern Approach to Chinese Cuisine – Mott 32 serves clients with Hong Kong culture and culinary tradition while trying their best to embrace unique flavours and organic ingredients by their innovative cooking technique.
Location: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4a Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hour: MON-SUN 12pm-230pm | Dinner Time: 6pm-11pm
Reservation: +852 2898 3788 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit to: https://www.mandarinoriental.com/hong-kong
The Michelin-starred and award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Man Wah is always recognized as the most beautiful dining venue in Hong Kong. Signature dishes provided by Man Wah are outstanding and have earned a reputation in Asia for a long time.
Location: 25/F, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
Opening Hour: MON-FRI 12pm-230pm | SAT-SUN 1130am-3pm | Dinner Time: 630pm-10pm
Reservation: +852 2825 4003 | email@example.com
Serving world-class dim sum in the heart of the Central District, the masterpieces of Lung King Heen have earned themselves Michelin three-star for twelve consecutive years and it is a must-try for everyone visiting Hong Kong.
Location: 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening Hour: MON-FRI 12pm-230pm | SAT-SUN, public holiday 1130am-3pm | Dinner Time: 6pm-10pm
Reservation: +852 3196 8333 | https://www.fourseasons.com/hongkong/contact-us
Chinese New Year in Hong Kong is filled with joyful and graceful moments but the core of this festival is our family. Take several days off from your duty and spend some time with your family members who must have missed you for so long. Last but not least, WYND team wishes all of you Happy Chinese New Year & Gung Hay Fat Choy!
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