Hong Kong’s Traditional Chinese New Year Markets

The traditional Chinese calendar follows a lunar cycle, with the Lunar New Year falling sometime between mid-January to the end of February. Considered by Chinese people as the “real” new year, Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration is one of the most vibrant, with fireworks, traditional lion dances, parades, red lanterns, and auspicious foods strewn across the whole city.

As is tradition, locals also walk through the city’s flower markets and buy gifts for the household during the final hours of New Year’s Eve. Take part in one of the annual traditions with a visit to one of the city’s flower markets featuring bountiful offerings of orchid, cherry blossoms, daffodils and other festive blooms. Running alongside the biggest flower market in Victoria Park is the night market, selling everything from quirky products to politically satirical toys; a sight to behold and not to be missed!

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