Tina Engstrom

Chinese New Year 2015 in London

London’s annual Chinese New Year celebrations, the biggest in the world outside China, starts with a small ceremonial event on Saturday 21 February, but the majority of the festivities will take place on Sunday 22 February. 

Expect a parade, traditional acts from China and dragon dancers weaving their way through the crowds. Chinatown will be filled with New Year-themed decorations, special menus and events at its 100-odd restaurants, bars, cafes and shops and all sort of food and craft stalls taking over the streets. 2015 is the Year of the Sheep, and the Chinese Zodiac says that those born this year (or in 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003) are polite, clever, kindhearted and wise, although they can also be indecisive.  For more information about the Chinese New Year celebration in London, check out the website for the London Chinatown Chinese Association.  

Chinese New Year

Chinese Dragon in London for New Year. Photo: ©Flickr/Paul.

Chinese New Year in London

Chinese Dragon in London for New Year. Photo: ©Flickr/Paul.

Chinese New New In London

Chinese Dragon in London for New Year. Photo: ©Flickr/Paul.

 

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