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February
Carnivals and lantern displays to celebrate Spring Lantern Festival
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The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present three lantern carnivals in different parts of the territory between March 2 and 4 to celebrate the Spring Lantern Festival. Also, two spectacular lantern displays are now on show at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza and West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Admission is free.

The lantern carnivals will be held on March 2 at Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Plaza, on March 3 at Fanling Recreation Ground, and on March 4 at Ko Shan Road Park and Ko Shan Theatre.

At Ko Shan carnival, colourful lanterns featuring wetland wildlife, gigantic fruits, beautiful butterflies and a seven-metre lantern are on display, while at Tin Shui Wai Park and Fanling Recreation Ground, festive lanterns will add colour to the carnivals. The lantern displays will also be open to the public from 6.30pm to 11pm from March 2 to 4.

Details of the three lantern carnivals are as follows:

1. New Territories West Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
March 2 (Friday), 7.30pm-10.30pm
Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Plaza
Programmes: Dragon and lion dance performances, golden oldies, traditional stage arts show, lantern quiz, fortune-telling, nostalgic games and roving entertainment.

2. New Territories East Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
March 3 (Saturday), 7.30pm-10.30pm
Fanling Recreation Ground
Programmes: Ethnic dance, golden oldies, traditional stage arts show, Cantonese opera excerpts and operatic songs, lantern quiz, fortune-telling, nostalgic games and roving entertainment.

3. Urban Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
March 4 (Sunday), 7.30pm-10.30pm
Ko Shan Road Park and Ko Shan Theatre
Programmes: Dragon and lion dance performances, golden oldies, traditional stage arts show, Cantonese opera excerpts and operatic songs, lantern quiz, fortune-telling and roving entertainment.

Running until March 18, the spectacular lantern display "Rendezvous in Glittering Metropolis" also lights up Hong Cultural Centre Piazza in this festive season, while the spectacular lantern display "Romance in Fairy Tales" at West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade runs until Sunday (February 25).

For more information on the above events, please call 2591 1340 or visit the website: http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/eo

Ends/Friday, February 23, 2007
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