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2020 Lunar New Year Parade to be replaced by carnival

Chinese New Year

The Lunar New Year parade that usually takes place on Canton Road in southern Kowloon will not be going ahead in 2020 for first time since its inception back in 1996. This doesn’t mean that the festivities are cancelled though according to organisers, with a four-day carnival set to be held from January 25-28 at an as-of-yet undisclosed location in lieu of the typically spectacular procession.

This change of plans comes on the back of numerous similar announcements in recent weeks, including the cancellation of Hong Kong Disney Land’s New Year’s Eve countdown party and the relocation of the MAMA music awards away from Hong Kong for the first time since 2012, not to mention the axing of Clockenflap the other week.

There is some good news however for us Hong Kong dwellers, as the city’s favourite annual sporting event, the Hong Kong Sevens, is set to go ahead as usual next year from April 3-5, according to Hong Kong’s tourism board. If the tournament does indeed go ahead, there’ll be less to scrum-ble about!

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