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Chinese New Year 2024 in London

Chinese New Year 2024 in London
February 6, 2024

The Chinese New Year festival is also known as the Spring Festival. It is one of the most sacred events for the Chinese and has been commemorated in China for many years. This festival involves many Chinese activities.

One animal signifies every new year among the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. Every date of February 10th welcomes the new year, which signifies good health, strength, and good luck. Make a plan and prepare for the Lunar New Year in London; this will predict good things, and all this will be commemorated in London’s best restaurants and bars.

Chinese New Year celebration is mostly focused on welcoming new things and removing bad and old. This opportunity gives you a chance to pray for a good harvest and exorcise evil spirits. Looking for accommodation during this festive season? Consider indulging in the comfort and charm at any of the 3-star hotels in Paddington, London, ensuring a cozy haven amidst the bustling energy of the Lunar New Year festivities.

Significance of the Year

The Chinese New Year festival is among the most popular Chinese festivals and is also known as the Spring Festival. It is among the most celebrated events by the Chinese and involves many cultural activities related to Chinese culture.

The Chinese celebrate it in different ways, including dragon dance, lion dance, temple fairs, and many other related colorful and rich activities.

During the festival, people will take part in cleaning their houses to remove rubbish, dirt, and other unwanted stuff. They will buy new decorations and decorate new flowerpots, lanterns and furniture. They will also buy food items for the celebration.

The New Year signifies reunion among families because, during this period, most people would take a break from their jobs to join their families in the celebration.

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Event Schedule

The Chinese New Year in 2024 will be celebrated on Saturday, the 10th. 

The last Dragon Year was commemorated in 2012. Did you know why someone was named a dragon? It is because they were born between 2000, 1988, 1976, 1964 and 1952. All this signifies that this is a good year for you where you will be presented with numerous opportunities. Being named a dragon also means that you will be able how to manage these opportunities. Those born during these years are believed to be strong-willed, confident, and adventurous. 

Parade Highlights

The London Chinatown Chinese Association plans the Parade Highlights; the annual parade in London has over 50 different groups of participants and is known to be the biggest gathering of Chinese dragons and Lions in Europe. The assembly is set to start at 10:15 and stop at noon.

When it has come to an end, different activities will be carried out around and across the parade at the stage of Leicester square and Trafalgar Square. This includes art and craft stalls, street foods, a dragon dance demonstration, a Zodiac display, and family games, with the celebration coming to an end at 5:30 pm.

Cultural Performance

On Saturday, the National Maritime Museum in London staged wonderful Lunar New Year celebrations, including lion dances, a tea-tasting ceremony, Lunar New Year storytelling and mahjong playing.

Traditional Food and Markets

There are many Chinese food suppliers in London. Therefore, there is a variety of Chinese food. Find all you want, including aubergine oriental salad, Dragon Balls, mascarpone dorayaki and a giant soup dumpling plus green tea. If you’re in London and craving authentic Chinese cuisine, explore the vibrant culinary scene. And for a comfortable stay in the city, consider Edward Hotel Hyde Park, providing convenient accommodations near the heart of London’s bustling markets and delicious food options.

Community Involvement

This festival has many stakeholders, including the China-UK Development Centre and many others. It is expected that over 200 delegates will be from different financial institutions.

 An auction will be done to raise funds for charitable institutions to solve pressing social issues. 

This event also raises funds to help people who don’t have homes.


Chinese New Year celebration is a culturally rich event showing the rich Chinese culture. This event brings a sense of unity and diversity among all the people in London. Plan now and join other participants in the festival.

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