Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2014
January 31, 2014
Year of Horse

Statistics indicates every three Chinese New Year, two will fall on February. And if the Winter Solstice of the previous year didn't rain, Chinese New Year will rain. Click here to learn more about Hong Kong Chinese New Year weather.

Click here to see what the popular Hong Kong Chinese New Year foods are.


Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2013
February 10, 2013
Year of Snake

Anna, author of this website, was badly sick in February 2013, hence unable to update Chinese New Year of Snake.


Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2012
January 23, 2012
Year of Dragon

As Chinese New Year is approaching, the city of Hong Kong is getting more and more colourful. Shops, restaurants, homes, everywhere - people are beautifying places with flowers and all kinds of CNY decorations. Let me share with you some of the views of Hong Kong. Here you go: Chinese New Year Photos in Hong Kong


Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2011
February 3, 2011
Year of Rabbit

It’s Chinese New Year again. Hong Kong has been under heavy festival mood. As usual, visiting the year-end flower market is a must for almost all Hong Kongers. To avoid the crowd, it’s better to avoid the peak hours after the traditional new year eve family gathering dinner.

Let me summarise some of the Cantonese traditions during Hong Kong Chinese New Year.

  1. Visiting the year-end flower market and buy flowers for the family.
  2. Say ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’. In Hong Kong, everybody will be greeting each other with this simple phrase.
  3. Giving lai sees (red pockets). View more details about the lai see giving tradition.
  4. Prepare an assorted candies platter to welcome relatives and friends during home visits.
  5. Cooking and eating foods with good names. Many families make puddings of all kind as ‘pudding’ in Cantonese sounds like ‘growth’. Others include tongue (profit), oyster (good business), lettuce (create wealth), fish (surplus) and a lot many others.


Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2010
February 14, 2010
Year of Tiger

This year, Chinese New Year falls on the Valentine's day. People in town has been busy planning how to spend their time between family members and sweet hearts. Have you bought something for your beloved yet? I have included some products from Amazon which you might want to check them out on the right and left columns on this page.

At the flower market, I notice couple of new species. Lettuce in Cantonese represents 'wealth generation'. It's the first time I see people selling it in the flower market. The other new species looks like okura, but I'm not quite sure.

View my photos at the Hong Kong Chinese New Year Flower Market 2010

Chinese New Year Lai See Giving Tradition


Flower Market Trip
Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2009
January 26, 2009
Year of Ox

View Photos of My 2009 Chinese New Year Flower Market Visit

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭喜發財!


Flower Market Trip
Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2008
February 7, 2008
Year of Rat

View Photos of My 2008 Chinese New Year Flower Market Visit


Flower Market Trip
Hong Kong Chinese New Year 2007
February 18, 2007
Year of Pig

Hong Kong Chinese New Year - Anna

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭喜發財!

Hong Kong Chinese New Year is full of festival atmosphere. Many will ask ‘when is Chinese New Year?’ It is usually between mid January to late February. Chinese New Year 2007 falls on February 18. We have many experiences that Chinese New Year overlaps the Valentine’s day.

In 2007, Chinese New Year animal is the Pig. I am a Monkey. Would you want to know what your Chinese New Year animal is? Here is a quick reference.

2008 Rat | 2007 Pig | 2006 Dog | 2005 Rooster | 2004 Monkey
2003 Goat | 2002 Horse | 2001 Snake | 2000 Dragon
1999 Rabbit | 1998 Tiger | 1997 Ox

These 12 animals repeat once every 12 years. So now can you work out your own Chinese New Year animal?

As I live in Hong Kong, I would want to report what I do on the day of Hong Kong Chinese New Year Eve. A must-do activity is to visit the Chinese New Year Flower Market. After an early lunch, I go visit the Flower Market at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. The Flower Market closes just before New Year dawn. So its peak hour is after dinner. However the place is already full of people in the mid day.

Below is a pictorial story of my Flower Market trip.

Anna’s Hong Kong Chinese New Year
Flower Market Tour
2007 Chinese New Year Eve
February 17, 2007

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Anna searching for her favourite

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Taohua
Flower of Romance – go for it if you are still single
Also Flower of Prosperity – must-buy for business owners

Hong Kong Chinese New Year

Tangerines – top pick for money lovers

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Daffodil – extremely fragrant!

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Five Generations – want more children? Go for it.

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Peony – Flower of Wealth – also for money lovers!

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Colourful flowers are most popular

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Pigs everywhere!

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market



Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

More flowers

Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market


Hong Kong Chinese New Year flower market

Anna got her deal! HK$60, with a free red ribbon!

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