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2023 Lunar New Year Fireworks Cancelled

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    2023 Lunar New Year Fireworks Cancelled

    Reported on AAStocks.Com

    The Hong Kong Government announced that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2023 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display has been cancelled.

    While there have been adjustments to the anti-epidemic measures recently, allowing the staging of more large-scale activities in society, this year's Lunar New Year Fireworks Display could not be organised in time, as it normally takes two to three months to arrange.
    HK Govt Cancels 2023 Lunar New Year Fireworks Display


    Also echoed in December 2022, by the Standard

    https://www.thestandard.com.hk/break...-straight-year
    Last edited by shri; 04-01-2023 at 04:35 PM.

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    Fair enough.

    At least they’re acknowledging the lead time issue rather than pretending we still care about the pandemic…

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    I can send some fireworks from Manchester if that helps LOL

    Ill be doing my own CNY celebration Fireworks


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    Quote Originally Posted by tparker:
    Fair enough.

    At least they’re acknowledging the lead time issue rather than pretending we still care about the pandemic…
    Yet they can spring up a bunch of temporary isolation facilities out of thin air?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tparker:
    Fair enough.

    At least they’re acknowledging the lead time issue rather than pretending we still care about the pandemic…
    A few days programming should suffice for a less polluting show

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44KvHwRHb3A

    HK's needs are tiny on a global scale

    https://www.globaltrademag.com/despi...a-are-booming/

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    they tried the drone things once and got shot down into water in hk..

    https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/...used-46-drones


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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    Yet they can spring up a bunch of temporary isolation facilities out of thin air?
    Reasonable point.

    Although would hope fireworks adhere to a higher standard of work & safety if it involves blowing up explosives in Victoria Harbour.

    I know little about fireworks design, but assume there's some marine coordination, setting no-go zones etc... to deal with too.

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    Wow, again?! Last year was understandable, but this year too?! Highly disappointing, especially given the fact that this is the land of the culture that INVENTED fireworks. Geez, “what a bunch of maroons”. I was really looking forward to celebrating CNY on a boat in the harbour…sigh…