With a long history, the Lantern Festival is a major festive occasion in China, and the lantern carnival one of the most celebrated events of the year. To celebrate the festival, every year the Community Programmes Office organises Lunar New Year Lantern Carnivals in various districts of Hong Kong. The carnivals feature spectacular lantern displays as well as stage performances. Members of the public can imitate the literati of bygone days, taking part in lantern riddle games and different workshops to make the most of the festive season.
Lunar New Year Thematic Lantern Displays
During Lunar New Year, lanterns are hung high everywhere. Over the years, we have displayed lanterns at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza and parks across the city, bringing joy to everyone and showing tourists the exquisite handicraft that we take pride in.