In a predominantly Chinese-influenced society such as in Hong Kong, it can be expected that there would be grand festivities to be had for the entry of the Lunar New Year, as it is a widely celebrated (and public) holiday in most parts of Asia.
And with this in mind, families and citizens are expected to take their celebrations out in the streets to welcome an auspicious 2019 for everyone.
Fireworks Set to Light up the HK Night Sky for LNY Celebrations on Feb 6
Hong Kong will welcome the Year of the Pig in festive style with around 23,888 firing shells to be launched from three barges for the Chinese New Year fireworks display set on February 6, as shared in a report by news.gov.hk.
From 8pm onwards, a 23-minute fireworks display over Victoria Harbour will feature eight scenes with Lunar New Year-themed designs, such as the number 8 and golden ingots in the opening frame.
In the following scene, pig noses and Saturn rings will be featured along with the tune of the theme song of a local cartoon character McDull.
In the fourth scene, strobes and waterfall-like images will also usher in Valentine’s Day, which follows the Lunar New Year.
The fireworks display will be completed in the last scene, when ten 7-inch shells highlighting brocade crowns and purple pistils will be fired simultaneously to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Spectators can follow the New Year events and festivities by tuning in to Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4 (FM 97.6 to 98.9) for synchronised music programs.
The celebration of the Lunar New Year heralds the gathering of families in celebration and hopes of a prosperous New Year to come. Gong hei fat choy!