The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) is holding the New Territories East Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival at Po Tsui Park in Tseung Kwan O tonight (February 15) in celebration of the Spring Lantern Festival. The event features spectacular lantern displays and a range of entertainment.
The main attractions of the carnival include spectacular folk songs and dances, instrumental performances and Chinese operatic songs by the Anhui Arts Troupe, as well as Chinese folk crafts demonstrations such as paper-cutting, embroidery and the making of silver ornaments, and traditional lantern making by arts and crafts masters from Guangdong and Hong Kong. Other programmes including performances by youth organisations, magic shows, acrobatics, puppetry, handicrafts workshops and a lantern quiz are equally attractive.
Fish and lotus lanterns set in a sea of glittering LED lights, as well as lanterns depicting a scene of lovers, have become popular spots for photo-taking and are enhancing the carnival's festive atmosphere. The lantern installations will be open to the public until February 23.
The LCSD will hold another lantern carnival tomorrow (February 16). Details are as follows:
New Territories West Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
Date and time: February 16 (Sunday),
7.30pm to 10.30pm
Venue: Tin Shui Wai Park and
Programme: Spectacular ethnic songs and dances,
Chinese folk craft demonstrations,
performances by youth organisations,
music performances, workshop,
wish-making corner, lantern quiz
In addition to the lantern carnivals, the current thematic lantern display "Roaming in Love" will continue at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) Piazza until March 2. The display presents the wedding customs of different countries. "Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage - Exhibition on Craftsmanship of Lantern Making" is also running at the HKCC Piazza until February 23. The display, crafted by local masters, features three sets of unicorns and a 3-metre-high hexagonal-shaped lantern, wishing good luck and great fortune to every visitor.
For more information on the above events, please visit the website: www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Entertainment/EntertainmentOffice/events_details/14lanterncarnival/index.html.
Ends/Saturday, February 15, 2014
Issued at HKT 21:00