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
Topic |   Lunar New Year

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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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