Kung Hei Fat Choi! - when translated means:
In celebration of the Year of the Rat, (You all know how I feel about Rats) Hong Kong will host a string of colorful programs. These include the Chinese New Year Night Parade, the Lunar New Year Fireworks Display, the Guinness World Record-winning "A Symphony of Lights" which will be enhanced with pyrotechnic effects during the Lunar New Year holiday. Unfortunately, I'll be headed back to the USA so I'll miss many of these programs. I'll miss the New Year Lion Dance which is a martial arts display and dance often performed by two dancers, one at the head and one at the tail of the lion and is believed to bring good luck to the household or business.
In addition, other ceremonies will take place throughout Hong Kong. On Friday February 8, 2008 - the skies above Victoria Harbour will ignite with an incredible pyrotechnics display between 8:00 P.M. and 8:23 P.M. I'll miss this too. But that's okay.... I'm ready to leave Hong Kong and get home for a few days. It's cold here.... and I've got some projects to take care of at home. If you're in Hong Kong during this time, have a blast! Be safe! If not, Kung Hei Fat Choi! to you where ever you are. May the Year of the Rat treat you well.