CHINESE NEW YEAR
The Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade took place along the Wan Chai harbour-front. It is now taking place in Tsim Sha Tsui.
The parade features performers from around the globe. This nighttime spectacle is composed of international and Chinese elements featuring illuminated floats, dragon and lion dancers, colourfully costumed performers, marching bands.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens braved coldness on the streets to enjoy the elaborate floats and performances of a night parade, celebrating the traditional Chinese New Year.
People are always enthusiastic to view the parade, which features a blend of traditional Chinese and international cultural performances.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is participating to the Chinese New Year Parade. A Thai tuk-tuk is covered with flowers.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is participating to the Chinese New Year Parade. A cheerful smiling young lady is preceding the Thai dancers.
The Thai group is performing dances featuring traditional Thai beliefs. During the parade, the Thai group perform a dance accompanied by drums and gongs.
Since its creation in 1996, this parade has thrilled visitors and local residents with its courful multicultural performances. Tourists enjoy the spectacularly lit-up floats and dazzling entertainment by local groups and performers from around the world. Hong Kong wants to become the place to be for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Another great place for Chinese New Year is Nakhon Sawan, Thailand.