Chinese New Year in London
Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in United Kingdom, and every major town and city in the country will have plenty of special events going on around from February the 12th to 4th of March 2018.
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London is one of the best place in United Kingdom to celebrate Chinese New Year and there are many different kinds of events scheduled all over the city for people to have fun. The celebration will showcase everything from ancient Chinese traditions to contemporary art exhibitions, and everything in between.
The Festival of London Chinese New Year boasts over eighty events including a lantern parade, film festival, kid’s events, cultural tours, a dragon boat race, temple tours, operas…….and much much more One of the best places to start is at London’s lively Foreshore.
The heart and soul of the Chinese New Year celebrations is the festival of the coloured Lunar Lanterns. Although the parade may not take place on its usual route due to the light railway works, it will still be a fantastic event, and one not to be missed. The event normally showcases over a thousand performers gathered together in over forty different performance groups.
The marvellous London harbour will have its most iconic buildings lit up in a red hue including, the Town Hall, London Harbour Bridge, the Opera House and many more.
Central Business District
During the whole of the festivities, Martin Place will be transformed into London’s Lunar Lantern hub. Over fifty metres of glowing red lanterns will be stretched overhead, illuminating festival stalls selling Chinese mementos and lucky charms to remember the wonderful occasion.
Further along in World Square there will be the popular Shaanxi Cultural Market which will also have stalls selling handmade Chinese goods and will host a spectacular Lion Dance event. Usually round about Pitt Street Shopping Mall there will be a display of purple Royal Rooster lanterns dangling overhead.
Dragon Boat Race
One of the most spectacular events of the entire celebration of the Year of the Dog will be the world famous London Dragon Boat Races. For those fortunate to be down at the harbourside they can witness this traditional exciting racing.
Giant 12 metre boats invoke the spirit and the power of centuries ago, as the dragon comes alive to the sound of pulsating drums and the shouting paddlers. The colour and the pageantry has to be seen to be believed under the watchful gaze of the iconic harbour buildings.
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