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Lunar New Year Fireworks Display to be held at 8pm on February 20 (with photos)

     The 2015 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display, sponsored by Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited and co-ordinated by the Home Affairs Bureau, is scheduled to be held at 8pm on Friday (February 20), the second day of the Lunar New Year, over Victoria Harbour.

     A total of 23 888 firing shells will be discharged in the display from three barges in a 23-minute extravaganza consisting of nine scenes.

     Highlights of the fireworks display will include the display of the Chinese character "Spring" in red in the first scene, marking the start of the Chinese New Year. The second scene will feature the red Chinese character "Goat" to symbolise an auspicious year for Hong Kong. The seventh scene will display the lucky number 8 together with the Chinese character "Harmony". The fireworks display will reach its climax in the last scene with colourful fireworks moving across the sky from east to west, to be followed by the fast and rhythmic firing of shells in gorgeous colours for 30 seconds, celebrating the year with joy and blessings.

     The display can be seen from many vantage points on both sides of the harbour, including Tsim Sha Tsui, the Mid-levels, Central, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and the Hung Hom Bypass.

     To maximise enjoyment of the display, spectators are invited to tune in to Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 4 (FM 97.6 to 98.9) for synchronised music.

     People are also urged to help keep public areas clean and to show respect for public property. They are also urged to show consideration in order to make the event a safe one.

Ends/Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Issued at HKT 12:45


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