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Lunar New Year Thematic Lantern Exhibition
Exhibition on Craftsmanship of Festive Dragon/Lion Making

Urban Lunar New Year Lantern Carnival
Amazing Maze

6.2.2012 (Mon)
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

The lantern installations at the Carnival site will be open to the public on 3 - 6.2.2012 (Fri-Mon), 6pm-11pm.

Spectacular lantern display in the Amazing Maze at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazzas is sure to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Step back in time to the traditional ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day’ with a wonderland blazoned with spring-like colour as well as entertainment animated into an extravaganza of rhythms and memories!


Programme Highlight

Chinese Ethnic Songs and Dance -The Wave of Cultural Bling

National Song and Dance Troupe of Inner Mongolia Hing’a

National Song and Dance Troupe of Inner Mongolia Hing'a will showcase excellent performances in the Urban and New Territories Lunar New Years Lantern carnivals including spectacular folk songs & dance, distinctive xöömei and matouqin performance; and Mongolia folk craft such as Bark Painting and paper-cutting.

The performances are supported by the Office for Cultural Affairs with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Regions, Ministry of Culture of People’s Republic of China.

Folk craft of Guangdong and Hong Kong

Demonstration of Chinese folk craft - dough figurines and finger painting by Guangdong masters.
Supported by Department of Culture of Guangdong Province
Demonstration on small palatial lantern making by local masters.


Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage – Exhibition on Craftsmanship of Festive Lion/ Dragon Making

The dragon, lion and unicorn dancing are symbolic rituals of welcoming good fortune and repelling evil. It is a local tradition in Hong Kong to perform these dances in celebration of Chinese festivals, birthdays of deities and ceremonial events. To celebrate the year of the dragon, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum has invited three local paper-craft masters to make the paper effigies of golden dragon, festive dance-lion and Hailufeng unicorn with traditional techniques. These three auspicious creatures, manifest themselves in a traditional art form associated with sophisticated craftsmanship, are showcases of our unique intangible cultural heritage.
Organized by Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Other Programmes

Spectacular programmes also include Cantonese Opera (excerpts), Cantonese folk music, Chinese ethnic music and dance, golden dragon parade, lantern riddle quiz and palm-reading stalls.

The Wave of Cultural Bling

Golden Dragon Dance
Kwok’s Kung Fu & Dragon Lion Dance Team
Chinese Ethnic Songs and Dance
National Song and Dance Troupe of Inner Mongolia Hing’a

The Opera of Chinese Spring

Cantonese Opera (excerpts)
Chi Chuk Hin Cantonese Opera Society

Lantern Riddle Quiz

Lantern Riddle Quiz
Hong Kong Lantern Riddle Association

Palm-reading Stalls

Palm-reading Stalls
Hong Kong Society for the Study of Palmistry & Physiognomy Ltd.

Interactive Games

Interactive Games
Idea Infinitive

Chinese Folk Craft

Showcase of Chinese Folk Craft
Mongolia—Bark pictures and paper-cutting
Guangdong- Dough figurines and finger painting

Progressing With Heritage and Arts

Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage - Exhibition on Craftsmanship of Festive Dragon / Lion Making

Chinese Festive Performances

Hong Kong-Demonstration on small palatial lantern making
Guangdong- Demonstration on dough figurines and finger painting
Mongolia-Demonstration on bark pictures and paper-cutting

Cantonese Folk Music

Charming Peony Cantonese Folk Music Society

Chinese Ethnic Music and Dance

YMT & TST Culture & Arts Association Ltd.

Wish-making Corner

Lunar New Year Thematic Lantern Exhibition

Lanern Installations

Floral Tunnel
Colours in Wonderland
Garden Maze
Crystal in Palace

Programmes are presented in Cantonese.
Naked-flame lanterns, alcoholic drinks, aerosol sprays, metallic balloons or bottles are prohibited inside the Carnival Site.
The organizer reserves the right to suspend or terminate admission into event sites depending on the prevailing condition of the venues. Please follow the on-site directions given by the organizer and the Police.
Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Contents of the programmes do not represent the views of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.