Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world.
In 2017, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Finland is one of those countries which has been celebrating the Chinese New Year since last few years. The festival is the most important event for the Chinese people in living in Finland.
In Finland, the main celebrations of Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year will take place in capital city of Helsinki.
In Finland, Chinese New Year is celebrated with Parades, performances, a Chinese Market, fireworks and live broadcasts of Beijing events.
Helsinki shows traditional lion, dragon and butterfly dances on its streets. There are also operas depicting different battle scenes in the Chinese history.
Notable Chinese New Year Fireworks takes place at the Lasipalatsi Square and Töölönlahti.
In fact in Helsinki, Finland, the Lantern Festival takes place 15 days after the Chinese New Year to conclude the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Here the Lantern festival is called as Shan Yua.
The Lantern Festival is an event celebrating spring and the arrival of light. This annual festival in Helsinki offers visitors an interesting peek into Chinese culture. It’s an event for all ages with entertainment, lots of lanterns, authentic Chinese rice dumplings and music.
In Helsinki, Finland, you can watch Chinese New Year 2017 Celebrations on television channels like MTV3, Nelonen, Sub, Jim, TV5, FOX and Kutonen, etc.