Chinese New Year 2013, the Year of the Snake falls on 10th February, to mark the special occasion celebrations will be held throughout London.
Chinese New Year is a huge festival among Chinese communities in London and across the world, its the perfect opportunity to get involved, learn, try and be inspired.
The celebration kicks off from 10am with a parade of colorful floats and drums beginning in Trafalgar Square and going through to Chinatown. From 1pm-5:30pm the main stage in Trafalgar Square will feature music, dance and acrobatics. The President of Chinatown will commence the Dotting of the Eye ceremony, which will bring dragons and lions to life. The main stage will also see an array of live entertainment performances including a performance by Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter Emmy the Great and the Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance.
The second stage on Shaftesbury Avenue host performances from local communities and schools.
To mark the end of the day’s celebration there will be a fireworks display at 5:55pm.
The highlight of the day looks to be 50,000 people attempting to set the new Guinness World Record for Gangnam Style, so come along and get involved and wish each other ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ (or Happy New Year)