LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Award-winning performance groups from around the globe will gather in Hong Kong to participate in this year's Chinese New Year festivities. Today, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced its selection of the National Football League's (NFL) Denver Broncos Cheerleaders to represent the U.S. in the 20th annual Cathay Pacific Lunar New Year celebrations. This marks the first visit to China for the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. As part of the event, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders will unveil a brand-new performance exclusive to the world-renowned Chinese New Year Parade.
"The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders are thrilled to be selected by the Hong Kong Tourism Board to perform in the 20th annual Cathay Pacific Lunar New Year celebrations," Director of Cheerleaders Shawna Peters said. "This is a wonderful opportunity for our young squad to observe and learn about Chinese culture during one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in the world. We are also excited for the chance to share some American customs with the residents of Hong Kong."
On February 19, Asia's World City will transform into the world's largest and internationally televised Chinese New Year celebration. Headlined by the award-winning Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade in Kowloon, and Chinese New Year Fireworks Display on the iconic Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong is set to welcome the "Year of the Goat" – the eighth sign in the Chinese Zodiac symbolizing harmonious co-existence for 2015.
"Each year we've taken our annual Lunar New Year celebrations to new heights by delivering authentic, thrilling and unforgettable events unique to Hong Kong," said Bill Flora, U.S. Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. "This year is no different as we prepare to welcome thousands of international visitors to celebrate the sophistication and rich traditions that only Asia's World City can offer. We can think of no better way to do this than with the NFL's Denver Broncos Cheerleaders."
The award-winning Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade kicks off Hong Kong's festivities on the first day of Chinese New Year (February 19), bringing an extravagant procession of embellished floats and international performers to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront. Celebrating its 20th year with the theme "World Party! Sweet 20!" the Night Parade is set to feature an extensive roster of critically-acclaimed performances by world-renowned talent, including the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.
Following the Broncos Cheerleaders Hong Kong debut, on February 19, the celebration rolls on as Hong Kong's annual Chinese New Year Fireworks display engulfs the breathtaking skyline of Victoria Harbour.
To learn more about Hong Kong's 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration and obtain a complete schedule of events, visit the official Hong Kong Tourism Board website at www.DiscoverHongKong.com/USA.
About Denver Broncos Cheerleaders:
Entering their 23rd season, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders are one of the premier teams in the National Football League. The Broncos brought cheerleaders back in 1993 after a 17-year absence and are proud of the work the team does both on the field and, more importantly, in the community.
SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board