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Chinese Festivals and Culture
Lunar New Year
Name of festival: Lunar New Year
Date of festival: January or February
Places we go: flower market
Things we do: clean our home
Things we eat: sweet dumplings
Things we receive: lucky money
Things we say: Kung Hei Fat Choy
Before the Lunar New Year, we clean our flats and sweep out all the bad luck. Afterwards, we put decorations on the walls to bring us luck and good health.
Then we go to the flower market and buy lots of flowers for our home. We also help our parents prepare food for the holiday. At midnight on New Year's Eve, some people light firecrackers to welcome the new year.
On New Year's Day, everyone says "Kung Hei Fat Choy" to each other, and our parents give us money in small packets. We visit our family and friends, and some people also watch the New Year Parade.
The best thing about the next day is the firework display in Victoria Harbour. It is amazing! At night, the buildings are covered in lights and the fireworks light up the sky. This is my favourite part of the holiday.
The Lunar New Year is a great time to visit Hong Kong. There are lots of things to see and do.
In Hong Kong we celebrate the start of the year in January or February. We call this the Lunar New Year Festival.