Chinese New Year

23rd Feb 2015

Chinese New Year is the biggest festival in the calendar for Chinese communities and this year is set to be bigger than ever. With homes, stores, restaurants and offices decorated in red and gold – celebrations are set to take place across the UK from the 19th of  February, to welcome in the Year of the Sheep, Ram or Goat (depending on where you are in the world).

London’s Chinese New Year celebrationsare the largest outside of Asia in the UK. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on key Chinese cuisine hotspots – Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue.

As Pearl Linguistics work closely with the Chinese community as well Chinese organisations such as the China Britain Business Council(CBBC) and Asia House, we would recommend everyone to enjoy the festive events which include a lively parade in Trafalgar Square on the 22nd of February from 12:00pm until 6:00pm, featuring visiting artists from China. Lion dance, performances from local artists and traditional street food and craft stalls can all be enjoyed during the day.

If you ever wondered why there are always fireworks being launched on Chinese New Year, it is because fireworks are thought to drive away the evil spirits in China. Right after 12:00am on New Year's Eve, fireworks will be launched to celebrate the coming of the New Year as well as to drive away the evil. It is believed that the person who launched the first firework of the New Year will obtain good luck.

Although a lot of people know about the main Chinese New Year event dates, there are also small year celebrations on the 23rd or 24th of the last month of the year. It is said that this is the day the food god will leave the family in order to go to heaven and report the activity of family to the Emperor of the heaven. People will follow religious ceremonies to say farewell to the food god.

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Stephen Zhao, Account Manager


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