HK all set for return of CNY fireworks after 4-year hiatus

In a 23-minute extravaganza on Feb 11, a total 23,888 pyrotechnic shells will be fired from three barges.


Titled "The Year of the Dragon", the opening scene of the 2024 Lunar New Year fireworks in Hong Kong will start with a showcase of silver lightning and thunder to usher in the New Year. PHOTO: HKSAR GOVT/CHINA DAILY

February 8, 2024

HONG KONG – After a four-year hiatus, the 2024 Lunar New Year fireworks display will be held at 8 pm on Feb 11, the second day of the Lunar New Year, over Victoria Harbour to celebrate the festive season with citizens.

In the 23-minute extravaganza divided into eight scenes, total 23,888 pyrotechnic shells will be fired from three barges.

Members of the public may enjoy the display from locations such as Tsim Sha Tsui, Mid-Levels, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Hung Hom Bypass.

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Themed “All trades thrive in the Dragon’s Year, China stands strong in the prosperous era”, the 23-minute firework extravaganza will include eight varied scenes with their own characteristics.

Following an opening burst of silver lightning and thunder effects, the second scene will feature a lucky number “8” in different forms and colors, symbolizing wealth and abundance.

“Five-colored Cosmic Balls”, signifying the boundless sky and earth, will be introduced for the first time. The sixth scene, featuring fireworks in the shape of smiling faces and double hearts, is intended to instil positivity and enthusiasm.

The fireworks display will reach its climax in the final scene, which will feature huge brocade crowns lighting up the sky to wish Hong Kong prosperity and peace in the year to come.

Some parts of the green lawns, passageways and viewing platforms at Tamar Park and the Central and Western District Promenade (Central Section) have been temporarily closed to prepare for a large-scale exhibition of outdoor art installations

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