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London welcomes in the Year of the Dragon

London celebrated the Year of the Dragon on Sunday to a packed Trafalgar Square and Chinatown. Last year, around 300,000 people joined in the celebrations and this year seemed even bigger.

Celebrations began with a New Year’s Parade from the West End to Trafalgar Square. After the speeches and official opening ceremony, firecrackers resounded around Trafalgar Square, … Read More

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Chinese New Year 2012, UK: Where will you be celebrating the Year of the Dragon?

2012, Year of the Dragon: The dragon is the only mythical creature among the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac

Chinese New Year is the biggest festival of the year for Chinese communities around the world and there’s a special air of anticipation for 2012: Year of the Dragon.

The dragon is the only mythical … Read More

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Chinese New Year 2010, UK: Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

Sunday, 14 February 2010 must be an auspicious day. Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but it’s also the start of the Chinese New Year.

For Chinese communities, Chinese New Year is the biggest festival of the year and cities and towns all over the UK are welcoming the Year of the Tiger. Celebrations take … Read More

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Pictures from London’s Chinese New Year Celebrations 2009

People of all nationalities joined in the fun and were thrilled by the colourful displays and spectacular dragon and lion dances.

It was wonderful to soak up the atmosphere and to walk unhindered on some of the busiest streets in London (one half of Charing Cross Road, Shaftesbury Avenue and the streets around Chinatown were closed … Read More

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Chinese New Year 2009 Celebrations: UK and Around the World

Chinese New Year is the perfect antidote to the winter weather in the UK. Colourful displays, dancing lions and dragons and noisy firecrackers are a match for any damp and grey day.

From British Columbia, Canada  and Lima, Peru, to Penang, Malaysia and, of course, Beijing, China, people have been celebrating the biggest festival of … Read More

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