Hong Kong is getting ready for Lunar New Year, one of the most culturally profound and widely celebrated Chinese festivals. The festival is not only a time for families and friends to get together, but it also provides a unique opportunity for learning about Chinese culture. From 27 January to 28 February 2021, Olympian City is organising the “Chinese New Year Cultural Extravaganza” to create an enriching and educational experience that also includes festive foods and shopping.
The ”Chinese New Year Cultural Extravaganza” is bringing to life an old Chinese street occupying a floor space of 4,000 square feet and teeming with oriental elements; lines of hanging red lanterns, a small footbridge over a lotus pond, and a flowering peach blossom tree will serve as perfect photo backdrops. In addition, there will be an exhibition of hanfu (汉服; traditional clothing worn by Han Chinese), whose characteristics and historical backgrounds will be explained by docents.
Visitors can virtually try on the costumes in the AR hanfu fitting room and transport themselves to ancient China. S+ Rewards members are also exclusively invited to join Hanfu Experience Day, on which they will have the opportunity to wear real hanfu with their families and friends, topped up by complimentary hairstyling services, and have their photos taken by professional photographers.
Another highlight is the ”Good Fortune Lunar New Year Market,” which features about 20 booths selling festive foods and decorations as well as seasonal flowers for locals to get prepared for the Year of the Ox. The market will also showcase selected works by notable Hong Kong photographer, calligrapher, and painter Water Poon and contemporary ink artist TK Chan. On designated Sundays, festive melodies will be played during live Chinese classical music performances to add a touch of poetry to the joyful ambience. Everyone is invited to visit Olympian City with their families and friends this Lunar New Year to experience the culture of hanfu and take part in a variety of festive activities.
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