CHINESE NEW YEAR!
10th February – The Year of the Snake
Each year in the Chinese calendar is represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. This year it is the snake.
Those born during the Year of the Snake are often mysterious, clever and beautiful.
2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953, 1941, 1929, 1917, 1905, are the previous years of the snake.
Chinese new year in Brighton:
New year event at Hove Town Hall on Sunday the 10th from midday and 4.30pm, organised by Brighton-based Chinese Educational Development Project. The event will include information stalls, art workshops, food festival stalls and end with volunteer awards.
London’s Chinese New Year 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).
Chinese New Year Schedule in London:
10am: The parade begins in Trafalgar Square, the colourful floats and beating of drums can be followed through Chinatown ending in Rupert Street at 11am.
12pm: On the main stage in Trafalgar Square, the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture and President of Chinatown, will commence the Dotting of the Eye ceremony, which will bring the dragons and lions to life
1pm-5.30pm: Live entertainment on the main stage
5.55pm: A stunning fireworks display will mark the end of the day’s celebrations.