Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Britain gears up for Chinese New Year

JANUARY 27 marks the start of Chinese New Year - the Year of the Rooster - and visitors to Britain will be able to join the celebrations taking place throughout all of Britain's nations and regions.

London's celebrations are some of the biggest outside of Asia with a colourful parade starting in central London's Chinatown and ending at a main stage in Trafalgar Square.

Manchester will put on a Dragon Parade, led by a spectacular 50-foot dragon, ending in Chinatown which will be filled with traditional Chinese entertainment, more than 6,000 lanterns, street food villages and a fireworks finale. 
Additionally, this year will also see the acclaimed international art exhibition ‘Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors’ held in Manchester for the celebrations.

Significant celebrations will also be taking place in Birmingham, Cumbria, Edinburgh, the Isle of Wight, Leeds and Liverpool among others.

VisitBritain Director Patricia Yates said:

“China is the world’s largest outbound market and a huge tourism opportunity for Britain. Chinese New Year is traditionally one of the busiest travel times for Chinese travellers and with Britain offering great value right now, we want to make sure the UK is at the top of their list as a must-go now destination."

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Picture Credit: thefost 24687645@N00/3248129952 Dragon Kick! via /photopin, Jori Samonen 111390057@N08/31040512276 The Lanterns of Terracotta Warriors via photopin.

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