Chinese New Year 2013 in London
Celebrate Chinese New Year in London’s West End, Sunday 10th February.
Chinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular annual celebrations in the city. With over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital last year, you wouldn’t want to miss it this year!
Sunday 10th February, mark ‘s the first day of the year on the Chinese calendar. This is the year of the Snake, and to celebrate the new year, there will be a parade and festival at Trafalgar Square, London.
There will be the massive traditional dragon and lion dances, cultural stalls, fireworks and live performances by Chinese artists and dancers. Starting at 10.15am the event will move through Chinatown and end on Rupert Street at 11.30am.
After the parade on the main stage at Trafalgar Square, the Mayor of London – Boris Johnson and the President of Chinatown, will take part in the Dotting of the Eye ceremony (where Lions and Dragons come to life).
There will then be live performances starting at 12 noon. The day will conclude at 5.40pm with a special fireworks display.
This is a free event so head on down there and celebrate!