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Lunar New Year fireworks display to be held at 8pm on January 24

     Sponsored by the Wanchai and Central & Western District Industries and Commerce Association, and co-ordinated by the Home Affairs Bureau, the Lunar New Year fireworks display will light up the sky over Victoria Harbour at 8pm next Tuesday (January 24).

     A total of 39,898 firing shells will be discharged in the display from four barges in a 23-minute extravaganza consisting of eight scenes.

     Highlights of the fireworks display will include "8"s in red, green and blue with gold willow rings and "Gold Yuanbao" in the first scene, "Arrival of the God of Fortune", while colourful fireworks of smiling faces and chrysanthemums symbolising the energy of the Hong Kong people will be seen in the second scene, "Joy to All". The fourth scene, "The Dragon in Flight", will use movements of fireworks from left to right and from right to left above Victoria Harbour to symbolise dragon movements and also cultural and friendship exchange between the East and the West. The fireworks display will reach its climax in the last scene, "Lung-lung Sound the Firecrackers", with fast and rhythmic firing of shells in gorgeous colours for 50 seconds to wish Hong Kong all the best in the coming year.

     The display can be seen from many vantage points on both sides of the harbour, including Tsim Sha Tsui, the Mid-levels, Central District, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and the Hung Hom Bypass.

     To maximise their enjoyment of the display, viewers are invited to tune to Radio Television Hong Kong Radio Four (FM 97.6 to 98.9) for synchronised music.

     People are also urged to help keep public areas clean and to show respect for public property. They are also urged to show consideration in order to make the event a safe one.

Ends/Friday, January 20, 2012


Scene two, "Joy to All".


Scene eight, "Lung-lung Sound the Firecrackers".




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