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Kung Hei Fat Choy - A Happy New Year
Kung Hei Fat Choy - A Happy New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choy - A Happy New Year 1937

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Kung Hei Fat Choy - A Happy New Year 1937

12 mins United Kingdom

What sets this film apart from other amateur or newsreel films dealing with similar subject matter is its focus on the lead-up to the celebrations as opposed to the spectacle of the Chinese New Year Festival itself. While the firecrackers and dragon dance are striking there is a palpable air of excitement as Hong Kong residents walk through the streets bearing gifts for their family and friends.

The celebrations marked the dawn of the Chinese Year of the Ox, which ran from 11 February 1937 to 30 January 1938.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Hong Kong Street scenes New Years

Collection

Hong Kong - Fragrant Harbour

Released

1937

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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