Best Chinese New Year events
Take part in a local tradition and pray for new year blessings in one of the city’s most famous temples. The crowds in Wong Tai Sin Temple are at their peak come midnight on New Year’s Eve as thousands of worshippers compete to be one of the first to make offerings to the gods in the hope of receiving the biggest of blessings. Alternatively, head for Che Kung Temple on the second day of CNY. Don’t forget to turn the copper windmill in a clockwise direction to sweep in good luck before you leave and be prepared to wait at least an hour or so to enter the temples.
Need help knowing the right flowers to buy for CNY?
Flowers are a big part of Chinese New Year, they’re representative of all kinds of good stuff. Before you even get down to haggling at the market, you need to know what you’re buying and what benefits you’re supposed to be acquiring.