19 May 2013 No Comments
London’s Chinese New Year which is also called Spring Festival celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (or Happy New Year).
The celebrations are organised by the Mayor of London’s Office in conjunction with the London Chinatown Chinese Association.
Mr Leslie Ng, President of the London Chinatown Chinese Association, said: “Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy London’s Chinese New Year celebrations, which have become a real highlight in the capital’s calendar of events.
“It’s an opportunity to celebrate and experience Chinese culture, and to see what Chinatown offers – not just during Chinese New Year, but all year round,” he added.
Chinese New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse, falls on 31 January.
Chinese New Year festivities in London usually include a parade through the West End, a lion dance, food and craft stalls, live performances and a fireworks display.
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