Chinese New Year, based on the lunar and solar calendars, varies each year, always falling between late January and mid-February and represented by one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. This year heralds the Year of the Sheep or Goat. Children born in this year (and past years of 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003) are polite, clever, kind-hearted and wise but can also be indecisive, so probably best to let someone else book the activities of the day!
Major celebrations are planned in London, the largest outside of Asia, with thousands of spectators expected to converge on Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue to wish each other “Xin Nian Kuai Le” or “San Nin Faai Lok”, meaning Happy New Year in Mandarin and Cantonese.
Chinatown will be festooned with New Year decorations and a large stage will be erected in Trafalgar Square from where the parade and performances will be hosted by the very best of both local and Chinese talent. Traditional food will be served and craft stalls will be selling souvenirs and mementos of this fun and lively event, the highlight being the Dragon dancers with their magnificent costumes and choreographed routines.
Based in Knightsbridge, The Rembrandt is close by and offers a place to relax and unwind after the day’s festivities. Details of our many affordable packages can be found on our special offers page or you can contact us on 020 3740 7145.
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