The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) held the New Territories West Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival tonight (February 18) at Tuen Mun Park to celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival.
Visitors were treated to a spectrum of performances and activities including spectacular acrobatics and Chinese ethnic dances, choral performances, Chinese instrumental performances, golden oldies, fun painting, a chess playing corner, an outdoor film show, a wish-making corner, a lantern quiz and roving entertainment.
The park's landscape became an enchanting scene of colourful lantern installations which were the main attraction for photo-taking. The lantern installations will still be open to the public until 11pm on February 20.
The LCSD will also hold a lantern carnival at Fanling Recreation Ground tomorrow. Details are as follows:
New Territories East Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
Date and time: February 19 (Saturday),
Venue: Fanling Recreation Ground
Programme: Chinese ethnic dances,
lion dance, golden oldies,
Cantonese opera excerpts,
fortune-telling, lantern quiz,
roving entertainment and
Apart from the lantern carnivals, a thematic lantern exhibition "Rejoice! Happy New Year!" is now on display at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza until March 6. It features the new year customs of various Asian countries, including China, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Exhibits include colourful Chinese "lion dance" lanterns; lanterns featuring a tug of war with elephants in Thailand; a traditional Japanese game "Hagoita" (similar to badminton), and Koreans in traditional costumes. There are also floating lotus lanterns on the piazza pools and LED lights inside lanterns on boats producing a candlelight effect.
Ends/Friday, February 18, 2011