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Lunar New Year

Hongkongers treated to a performance extravaganza in the annual Lunar New Year night parade

  • Crowds flocked to Tsim Sha Tsui to watch performances by entertainers both local and from overseas
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 February, 2019, 10:43pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 February, 2019, 7:37am

Tens of thousands of people lined the balmy streets along Tsim Sha Tsui to catch a glimpse of the annual Cathay Pacific Lunar New Year Night Parade.

The annual extravaganza featured a glittering procession of nine sumptuously decorated carnival floats bearing messages of goodwill, luck and health for the coming Year of the Pig.

The carnival floats were packed with dancers and performing groups from across the city and international performers from the UK, Spain, South Korea, and beyond.

Signature acts included a troupe of Cathay Pacific cabin crew who served up an energetic performance to wow the crowds early in the evening. Staff also handed out red lai see packets to the crowd.

Other highlights included a Hungarian basketball team, holding no fewer than 10 Guinness World Records, who impressed the crowds lining the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui with a variety of slam dunking moves and amazing trick shots.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor led the festival celebrations and wished all concerned a happy, healthy and rewarding Year of the Pig.