Streaming video

Title Chinese New Year. Episode 3, Celebration / presented by Kate Humble, Ant Anstead, Lu Sijing, David Myers, Simon King
Published London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2016


Description 1 online resource (51 minutes)
Summary Kate Humble and Ant Anstead present the final programme from Hong Kong, looking at what happens right after New Year. This great port city is a strange mix of ultra-modern and traditional. Kate trains with a top dragon-dancing troupe and discovers that not only is it a highly demanding kung fu-based art, it is also taken very seriously as Hong Kong people sincerely embrace the tradition of lucky lions and dragons at New Year. Meanwhile, the Hairy Bikers are in Beijing at the Temple Fair, where they explore a tradition from imperial China of the emperor starting the new year by renewing his mandate of heaven. Ant heads to China's frozen north east to Chagan Lake to discover the ancient art of fishing beneath the thick frozen surface. It is an extraordinary scene as the fishermen use centuries-old techniques to catch fish, a key part of any New Year's banquet. The culmination of the series is all about fireworks. Their loud bangs are believed to ward off evil spirits at this time of year. Ant goes to Liuyang, the city that produces nearly all of China's fireworks and many of those used in displays in British skies too. They even have a temple here to the inventor of fireworks, where workers still pay homage to the monk Li Tian, who started it all. And back in Hong Kong, we experience one of the most extraordinary fireworks displays on the planet as millions of Hong Kong dollars' worth go off in a blaze of light and colour over the famous harbour
Notes "The biggest celebration on Earth"
Title from resource description page (viewed January 15, 2019)
Performer Presenters: Kate Humble, Ant Anstead, Lu Sijing, David Myers, Simon King
Notes In English
Subject Chinese New Year.
Holidays -- China
Chinese New Year.
Manners and customs.
SUBJECT China -- Social life and customs.
Hong Kong (China) -- Social life and customs
Subject China.
China -- Hong Kong.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Documentaires télévisés.
Form Streaming video
Author Locke, Bill (Producer), director, screenwriter.
Humble, Kate, presenter
Anstead, Ant, presenter
Lu, Sijing, presenter
Myers, Dave, 1957- presenter
King, Simon, 1962- presenter.
Lion Television Ltd., production company.
BBC Worldwide Ltd., film distributor.