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Hong Kong holds fireworks show to celebrate Lunar New Year

7 February 2019

Spectacular flower patterns of fireworks roared above the Victoria Harbor, followed by patterns of green "8" and golden ingots. It was the opening scene of the fireworks show in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, which started on Wednesday, the second day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar.

A total of 23,888 fireworks lightened up the sky during the 23-minute show, attracting many locals and tourists. According to the statistics from the Hong Kong police, the maximum number of spectators on site reached 318,000. Each year, Hong Kong holds a grand fireworks show on the second day of the first month on lunar calendar to mark the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year.