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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.

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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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Celebrate Chinese New Year in London

This year, the 15-day Chinese New Year begins today, ushering in the Year of the Ox.

For Chinese communities, Chinese New Year is the biggest festival of the year. All Chinese festivals are determined by the lunar calendar which is why Chinese New Year varies from late January to mid February.

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