Hong Kong’s first Lunar New Year fireworks display celebrates the Year of the Dog on January 25, 1982. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong’s first Lunar New Year fireworks display celebrates the Year of the Dog on January 25, 1982. Photo: SCMP

How Hong Kong got its first Lunar New Year fireworks display

  • Banned during the 1967 riots, fireworks were allowed to welcome in the 1982 Lunar New Year
  • The ‘spectacular’ display lit up sky above the harbour, heralding an annual tradition in the city

Hong Kong’s first Lunar New Year fireworks display celebrates the Year of the Dog on January 25, 1982. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong’s first Lunar New Year fireworks display celebrates the Year of the Dog on January 25, 1982. Photo: SCMP
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