Ever Year on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, there is a grand parade which takes place in Hong Kong i.e., the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade.
This parade which takes place on the night of the Chinese New Year’s Day is one of the best-loved events of Hong Kong’s annual celebrations!
First held in 1996, this annual event has been proudly sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways for the last 16 years.
In 2018, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Friday, February 16, 2018.
Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade:
The Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade will take place from 8 – 9:45pm local time.
A huge street party will warm up the parade route from 7pm. Roving entertainment will feature a bike parade, a marching band, an African drum group, ballerinas, games and much more.
The parade will have 13 elaborately decorated and brightly-lit floats set against the stunning backdrop of Victoria Harbour.
The parade will also have a mix of fantastically-costumed international performers, including: cheerleading groups from Australia and the US; stilt walkers from France; a carnival group from Ireland; a dance troupe from Japan; a Taekwondo team from Korea; a bicycle band from the Netherlands; a fire performance group from Singapore; a marching band from Spain; and a steel band with a giant queen character from the Caribbean.
The Chinese New Year Parade will also feature the traditional dragon and lion dancers, percussion bands, ballerinas, hip hop and jazz dancers, acrobats and the city’s very own world champion clown will put on an energetic show to delight the audience.
Themed “New Year Party @ World City”, the event will also feature a variety of elements related to the horses to tie in with the Year of the Horse.
The parade starts at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza in Tsim Sha Tsui and proceeds along Canton, Haiphong, Nathan and Salisbury roads, finishing at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel and Towers.
Live Telecast of Chinese New Year Night Parade:
Live Telecast of Chinese New Year Night Parade will be available in Hong Kong on TVB Jade channel.
Live Streaming of Chinese New Year Night Parade:
Live Streaming of Chinese New Year Night Parade might be available on http://www.discoverhongkong.com