Three spring lantern carnivals to be staged from tomorrow
Spring Lantern Festival, the traditional Chinese Valentine Day is further enhanced with romantic touch as it falls on the following day of the Western Valentine Day. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will organise three Spring Lantern Carnivals from tomorrow (February 14) to February 16 to celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival.
The three Carnivals will start from 7.30 pm and last until 10.30 pm. All programmes are admission free. Details are as follows:
1. Tsing Yi Park
February 14 (Friday)
Programmes: Children's Cantonese opera, Chinese percussion, golden romance
concert, variety show, lantern riddle quiz, fortune-telling and
spectacular lantern display. The lantern display will also be open
to the public from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm in the evening of February
2. Ko Shan Road Park and Ko Shan Theatre
February 15 (Saturday)
Programmes: Chinese stage art, Chinese percussion, lion dance, golden romance
concert, lantern riddle quiz, fortune-telling and spectacular
lantern display. The lantern display will also be open to the public
from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm in the evening of February 14
3. Fanling Recreation Ground
February 16 (Sunday)
Programmes: Children's choral concert, Chinese percussion, popular songs concert,lantern riddle quiz, acrobatics, Chinese tea corner, fortune-telling, nostalgic games and spectacular lantern display. The lantern display will also be open to the public from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm in the evening of February 15
The two Carnivals in Tsing Yi Park and Ko Shan Road Park will feature traditional Chinese love songs by renowned singer Ms Amy Wu and other artistes.
In Tsing Yi Park, spectacular lanterns including a seven-metre high lantern "Dragon and Phoenix in Celebration of Spring Festival" will be displayed for photo-taking.
The Spring Lantern Carnival at Ko Shan Theatre will present traditional stage arts show including Chinese martial arts, traditional Chinese dances, songs and a variety of Chinese Opera repertoire.
Spectacular lantern groups of which a seven-metre high three-tier lantern featuring full moon, cranes and leaping carps are on display adding festive atmosphere to the event.
The programmes of Fanling Recreation Ground Spring Lantern Carnival are equally attractive. Apart from singing by popular artistes, the spectacular "Greetings of Dragon and Phoenix in Sping Festival" lantern measuring seven metre high with colourful decoration of rainbow, crane, dragon, phoenix and peacocks portrays a prosperous and peaceful world.
Apart from the three large scale Carnivals, "Luna and Luminaire" -- Spectacular Lantern Showcase featuring "The Narcissus Garden", "The Peony Garden" and the "Greetings from the Golden Goat" is now on display at the HKCC Piazza until March 3. "The Narcissus Garden" features a scene of pastoral peace with narcissus in abundance, a thatched shed and a waterwheel. Some fairies are depicted dancing to a lovely tune of joy and goodwill.
Another display "The Peony Garden" features colourful and elegant peonies. In the middle of the pond, there are two peacocks standing among peonies in bloom -- a scene boding richness and prosperity. A group of fairies have descended into this Peony Garden, to play a tune of harmony and joy and wish us a successful and bright new year.
The last set "Greetings from the Golden Goat" is equally attractive, symbolising peace, harmony and prosperity for the year ahead.
Enquiries on the programmes details can be made on 2591 1340.
End/Thursday, February 13, 2003