Hong Kong is a very special place to visit, with endless things to do, see and eat. The 24 hour non-stop energetic destination attracted 29.59 million visitors in 2009, certainly a popular location to head to for an exciting vacation!
And on Sunday 14 February, Hong Kong burst into dazzling life with the Chinese New Year Night Parade. This also marks the beginning of Festive Hong Kong 2010, which is a year-long, non-stop celebration which is organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). The New Year parade featured 14 dazzling floats with 13 overseas and 13 local performing groups from 14 countries and regions, all meandering through Tsim Sha Tsui.
The fifteenth year of the New Year parade saw floats representing the four seasons, with a blend of Chinese and Western themes such as a Chinese bun to represent the Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Santa Claus for Christmas and pumpkins for Halloween. The floats are now on display for a week at various locations to marvel at the floats close up.
So if you plan to travel to Hong Kong in 2010, you can immerse yourself in the mega events of Festive Hong Kong and soak up the history, culture and colorful Chinese and Western fusion that is so uniquely Hong Kong!