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Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger 2010 celebrated by millions

Written by: on 14th February 2010 |
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Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger 2010 celebrated by millions: This year, the first day of the Lunar New Year coincides with Valentine’s Day. The Chinese New Year this year is not just celebrated by thousands, but millions around the world.

The biggest Chinese New Year parade will be held in Hong Kong. The Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will follow a new route in Tsim Sha Tsui this year. As the premiere event of Festive Hong Kong 2010, the spectacle will offer visitors and residents the opportunity of experiencing some of the world’s most unique festivals and Hong Kong’s cultural fusion.

The HKTB is encouraging local businesses, especially large-scale shopping centres and restaurants, along the parade route to stay open or extend their hours into the night, so that visitors and residents can also shop and dine before or after the Parade.

The 15th staging of the Chinese New Year Parade will feature a strong line-up, with a total of 40 performing groups from 14 countries and regions, including 14 elaborately decorated floats, 13 international and 13 local performing troupes.

Among these, 18 groups are making their debut appearance this year, including such internationally famous teams as Notting Hill Carnival from the UK, Morioka Sansa Odori Dance from Japan, the Arezzo Flag Wavers from Italy and the Paris Firemen from France.

Chinese New Year is undeniably one of the biggest events celebrated annually by millions around the world.

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