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Annual Lunar New Year Fireworks lights up Victoria Harbour again


Festive fireworks display returned to Victoria Harbour last night for the first time in five years following cancellations because of  social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

More than 338,000 spectators, including tourists from mainland China and overseas lined both sides of the harbor to enjoy the festivity.

The display was divided into eight scenes on the theme of "Prosperity in the Year of the Dragon".


Lunar New Year fireworks display in Victoria Harbour on Feb.11, 2024. More than 23,888 fireworks launched from three barges lit up the sky. The display cost more than HK$13 million.


Tourists arriving at West Kowloon Station two days before the fireworks. Hong Kong Immigration expects a total of more than 800,000 travellers during Lunar New Year, with a daily average of about 100,000, peaking on Feb.11.


Decorations at West Kowloon Station celebrating the year of the dragon.


A mother with her two children arriving from Foshan on Feb 9.


Train timetable display at the West Kowloon Station. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link service operated 22 additional trains between West Kowloon and Futian Boundary Crossing Facilities on top of the daily 188 train trips between Feb.11 and 13 to encourage Mainland residents to experience Hong Kong’s New Year celebrations.


People at the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade at 4 pm on Feb.11, 2024, before the fireworks display.


A security guard on standby at the West Kowloon Art Park five hours before the fireworks display.


A local photographer sets his camera at West Kowloon Art Park ahead of the fireworks. “I arrived seven hours early at 1 pm just to get a good position,” he said.


A camera was set to focus on the Victoria Harbour skyline across from West Kowloon Art Park.


People waiting for the fireworks to start at West Kowloon Cultural Center. The entrance of the West Kowloon Promenade was closed half an hour before the fireworks started due to the large crowds.


Boats waiting for the firework to start at Victoria Harbour. Some shipping companies provide yacht rental services specifically for viewing fireworks.


The 2024 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display starts at 8 pm in Victoria Harbour. Red fireworks symbolize the new year and good luck.


Spectators watch fireworks over Victoria Harbour. The first scene "Dragon and Tiger Leaping" uses bright colours to represent lightning and thunder.


Around 50,000 people gathered West Kowloon Waterfront promenade to view the fireworks.


Bennett Petrolv, 41, a Russian tourist, was shooting the fireworks at the West Kowloon Art Park. “It took me three plane rides and 20 hours to get here, but it was worth it to take photos of the fireworks,” he said.


Phoebe, 33, a Filipino domestic helper, taking a photo with her friends and their children at West Kowloon promenade. "I have been working in Hong Kong for three years and this is the first time I have seen a fireworks display," she said.


Clouds of smoke fill the sky after the Lunar New Year fireworks in Victoria Harbour on Feb.11, 2024. The show lasted for 23 minutes.


Crowds leaving their viewing spot after the fireworks show at Museum Road bus station on Feb.11, 2024. The crowd lasted for about half an hour.


Police officers on Austin Road after the crowd had dispersed. Two policemen were clearing roadblocks and directing vehicles to resume traffic about an hour after the firework ended.

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