The most important holiday in China, the Chinese New Year, is celebrated by more than 20% of the world, and London is not an exception! This is the dog year and you have a day full of festivities to start this year in the better way. Keep scrolling and discover how to enjoy this festivity in London.
In London, the Chinese New Year’s celebration takes place on February 18th, and there is a plenty of things that you can do and try during this festivity. A colorful party that will take over the London’s China Town, Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square.
At 10 am you’ll have the opportunity to see the Chinese New Year’s Parade, a colorful moment with a dragon and lion dance in Charing Cross Road, before snaking its way through Chinatown. Walk down to Trafalgar Square from 12 pm for the main stage performances, featuring traditional Chinese dance and music shows, contemporary hip-hop acts and an exciting line-up of artists from China.
Get a taste of the Far East in one of the tow food zones. In Trafalgar Square, you’ll have a street food or try a more traditional Chinese Menu in one of the Chinatown restaurants.
If you have kids, you can take them to the Leicester Square family zone for cultural activities and family-friendly performances, including calligraphy, Chinese music, dressing up in traditional outfits and more.
Keeping the Chinese mood, see thrilling martial art performances, including tai chi chuan and traditional flag display, in the Shaftesbury Avenue martial arts and culture zone.
As you see you have an exciting and full day ahead.
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