Sunday, 2 February 2014

Hong Kong Lunar New Year Fireworks

People burn fireworks to celebrate the Chinese New Year. In Hong Kong  traditional ropes of red firecrackers were banned after the riots of 1967 - at least that was the excuse. Firecrackers and high-density urban areas don't go together. Are dead and maimed children worth the rituals of "tradition" ? Instead, Hong Kong developed a new heritage - massive public fireworks displays and laser lights over the harbour. Everyone joins in and celebtates together.

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