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Chinese (Lunar) New Year

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Chinese (Lunar) New Year

I am planning a cruise from Singapore to Shanghai that arrives two days before CNY 2019. I am looking to extend my stay for up to a week to experience CNY. I am well aware that CNY is primarily a time when younger generations visit older generations and exchange gifts and money and that this spans two to three weeks. Many cities also have several events such as parades, fireworks, lanterns, and other celebrations. I'm trying to decide where I can experience the most events in the fewest number of days. Options might be staying in Shanghai (but I don't think they have a fireworks display), heading to Hong Kong, going back to Singapore, or ???. Can anyone provide input on where I can experience the most celebratory events in a short timespan?

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1. Re: Chinese (Lunar) New Year

"... Many cities also have several events such as parades, fireworks, lanterns, and other celebrations...." - no, you got that part wrong. It is family gathering. No public celebrations. Some big cities like Shanghai get pretty quiet but in the second half of the holidays some people start to travel for tourism.

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You said you'll be there before the new year? Yes that's usually when you'll see the most celebratory events. I am more familiar with HK.) The days before the new year will be the most fun. New Year's day will see most places close and the city quiet, then from the second day of the New Year on, the city begins to come back to life.

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Please don't reply if you don't know. There is always a night parade in Hong Kong and a Harbor fireworks show. I'm looking for someone who is familiar with the timing of these events and if there are similar events elsewhere.

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4. Re: Chinese (Lunar) New Year

You have already been advised of the timing of these events in HK;

https:/…91808441

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