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    People of Hong Kong celebrating New Year.

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    Hong Kong.

    GV. Mothers buying new clothes for children to celebrate the New Year. CU. Child having dress fastened at neck by mother. GV. Mother got a dress from salesman. GV. Mother putting new hat on son. CU. Boy and girl eating cake. LS. An old couple coming and watching man writing. MS. Old man selecting Chinese lucky letters. CU. Old man. MS. Old man and woman buying lucky letters and going away. MS. The couple hanging the lucky letters, then ring a bell outside a large door. CU. Old couple congratulate each other. CU. A candle. Chinese girl lights small candles and scented sticks and places then on altar. CU. Table of food for spirits of ancestors. Chinese girl burns golden papers (money) and prays. CU. Girl praying. CU. Chinese new year sign. CU. Sign with a Chinese man. CU. A big sign with a tiger. CU. Chinese writing. MS. Ladder street. CU. Another sign. CU. Girl buying lantern cover. Group of children looking. MS. People around a flower shop. CU. Small girl admiring flowers - two shots. CU. Girl buying piggy-bank. GV. People walking about. CU. Tilting shot of boy buying many toys and holding pistol with a mask over his face. CU. Man burning crackers. CU. Spectators. CU. Man burning crackers. CU. Spectators. CU. Spectators. CU. Crackers. CU. Top of crackers, & CU. GV. Building with signs hanging out. CU. Crackers. CU. Man pulling crackers. CU. Man lighting crackers. GV. Man lighting crackers. Street scene, a fire engine passing through. CU. Spectators. CU. Crackers. CU. Crackers.


    Date found in the old record - 31/12/1961.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:18:00 / 01:07:12:00
    UN 3579 H

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