The Lunar New Year parade is not taking place in 2020 in what will be its first absence from the programme in its 24-year history. Photo: Edmond So
The Lunar New Year parade is not taking place in 2020 in what will be its first absence from the programme in its 24-year history. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong’s 2020 Lunar New Year parade replaced by carnival over safety fears for protest-hit route

  • Format change sees four-day carnival form centrepiece of celebrations instead of TST procession
  • Other festivities, including New Year’s Eve fireworks, are at mercy of political situation, says Hong Kong Tourism Board chief

The Lunar New Year parade is not taking place in 2020 in what will be its first absence from the programme in its 24-year history. Photo: Edmond So
The Lunar New Year parade is not taking place in 2020 in what will be its first absence from the programme in its 24-year history. Photo: Edmond So
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