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This article was originally published on January 19, 2021.
The Lunar New Year is one of the most significant festivals in Hong Kong. It is usually the liveliest and most vibrant way you'll experience the city after the Christmas festivities. This year, as we welcome the Year of the Ox, the city will be celebrating a quieter festival due to the continued social distancing restrictions. Though we already see Chinese New Year's bright displays popping up throughout the city and red packets have started to turn various storefronts display in crimson, there are so many annual activities that we will be missing this year. Below are the currently cancelled events and traditions that we can't do for Chinese New Year 2021, and we've also added some recommendations and alternative ways to celebrate instead.
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