Updated (29th of September 2014) : Here is the latest news from Hong Kong Government. Due to the recent “Occupancy Central” Protest in Hong Kong, the National Day Fireworks Celebration is Cancelled. The following is the original notice :
“In view of the latest situation, it is anticipated that main access roads leading to hot spots for viewing the fireworks display may continue to be seriously affected. Having regard to public transport arrangements and public safety considerations, the National Day Fireworks Display originally scheduled at Victoria Harbour on October 1 (Wednesday) at 8pm will be cancelled.
Ends/Monday, September 29, 2014
Issued at HKT 16:34”
I would like to share a great news for everyone who loves fireworks: Hong Kong government announced to have the annual National Day Fireworks Celebration (the 1st of October 2014) this year again.
The National Day Fireworks Celebration was cancelled last year as a mark of respect for the victims of the tragic ferry crash in Victoria Harbour (39 people lost their lives when two boats collided). For a long time it was unclear if this National Day tradition would be canceled for good.
For the last 16 years since the handover in 1997, Hong Kong has been celebrating the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1 every year with a stunning fireworks display, special flag raising ceremony as well as a special horse-racing event. The National Day Fireworks Celebration has been the highlight of all the celebrations.
Hong Kong’s fireworks display is one of the most spectacular in the world and always on my favorite list of Hong Kong. Not only because it has Victoria Harbour’s stunning night view as backdrop, but also you can enjoy the fireworks in a very close vicinity and watch the fireworks bursting over your head.
Hong Kong usually will have fireworks on the Chinese New Year, National Day as well as the Anniversary of HKSAR Establishment (the 1st of July). It always attracts several hundred thousands of spectators.
What can you see from the 2014 National Day Fireworks Display?
To celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China this year, Hong Kong will celebrate this special day with a spectacular fireworks program again. The amazing fireworks will take place at 8:00pm in Victoria Harbour this year.
Be prepared for a 23 minute stunning fireworks show. Four barges are positioned in the middle of Victoria Harbour shooting up fireworks. In the past, the National Day Fireworks Celebration consisted of different scenes highlighting e.g. Chinese characters for China, October 1st or other national symbols such as flowers.
Since the fireworks are launched from the middle of Victoria Harbour, you can enjoy the amazing show from almost anywhere along Victoria Harbour – be it on the Kowloon side or from Hong Kong Island. We compiled a short list of the best vantage points to enjoy the fireworks display in Hong Kong below.
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October 1, 2014