London – Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world, especially where there is a large Chinese Community.

In 2018, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Friday, February 16, 2018.

London – Chinese Lunar New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations.

In London, the Chinese New Year festivities this year will take place with a number of activities taking place in Chinatown, Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue and Trafalgar Square.

Festivities will begin at 10 am with a parade which begins at Duncannon Street, moving along Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. An official opening ceremony then takes place in Trafalgar Square with speeches from special guests.

The celebrations also include Dragon dancing, music and performances on the Trafalgar Square stage. There will be loads of firecrackers bursting on and around Gerrard Street, Lisle Street and Shaftesbury Avenue where there will be lot of partying and lion dancing.

London – Chinese Lunar New Year

The Chinese Community Centre will also be staging a mini festival in Horse & Dolphin Yard for the day featuring a tombola, a piñata, Chinese calligraphy and live performances featuring Tai Chi, Taekwondo, Chinese classical music, Chinese drumming and Chinese dancing.

Some of the events of Chinese New Year will be broadcast on BBC.

For more details visit official website of London Chinatown – http://www.chinatownlondon.org/