Last year was one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations Liverpool has ever seen. 2018's event coninced with the China Dream season, which was one of the highlights of the Liverpool 2018 programme – celebrating 10 years since the city held the title of European Capital of Culture. Although this year isn't marking a special anniversary, tourists and locals alike should still expect an impressive programme of events. The main Chinese New Year celebrations will take place from Friday, February 8 to Sunday, February 10 Feb. Full details and a timetable are still to be unveiled for the festival, however similar to previous years, a parade and family entertainment will take place across the city centre and Chinatown. Sign up to the What's On newsletter - packed with brilliant things to see and do in Liverpool and beyond. … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year will be a THREE day celebration in Liverpool 2019
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Chinese New Year is always a huge event in Newcastle with the annual celebrations bringing the streets alive with colourful processions and music. The main party is centred around Stowell Street and Chinatown but last year the famous lion and dragon parades began in the city centre for the first time as the event expanded even further. The Chinese community in Newcastle has a long and proud tradition in Newcastle, having flourished since the arrival of families from China in the early 1970s. The North East Chinese Association, which is based at premises in Stowell Street, was first established in 1982 to assist the immigrant population and now acts as a custodian of the country's vibrant culture - one of the oldest in the world. It uses such occasions as Chinese New Year to share its traditions, food and arts - from calligraphy to music - with the wider community, while the nearby Ceremonial Arch - funded with help from the Chinese community - is a focal point for the celebrations. But … [Read more...] about What is the Chinese New Year 2019 animal?
Chinese New Year is not far around the corner, but this year will include a cinematic treat to mark the celebrations. As it is the Year of the Pig, the government has listed upcoming movie projects, and one due for release in February is Peppa Pig Celebrates Chinese New Year. The film is being developed by both Alibaba Pictures and Canada's Entertainment One, the latter of whom produces the BBC series. Also expect some special new characters for the occasion: Jiaozi/Dumpling and Tang yuan/Glutinous rice ball will be making appearances, reflecting the cultural importance of the items for Chinese New Year. China has had episodes of the Peppa Pig series dubbed into Mandarin, prompting a serge in interest in the character, particularly the young adult generation in late 2017 onwards, becoming an icon of subversion and slacking in China. The country has not banned Peppa Pig, but some social media platforms have restricted the use of the character, due to cultural furore that has developed … [Read more...] about Peppa Pig movie to be released for Chinese New Year
The Chinese community in Perth is looking forward to staging its Chinese New Year celebrations, after a funding boost. Perth Common Good Fund agreed to give PKAVS minority communities hub and Perth Chinese Community Association £3000 towards the cost of the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations. However, this was only after a debate in the council chambers, as council officers had initially recommended the event be given up to £5000. The officers did however say it was up to the committee’s discretion, and could grant anything up to that amount. After much discussion by the members of the fund’s committee, it was agreed to go against the recommendations and only give the event £3000. In the report presented at the committee meeting on Wednesday, it said: “An application has been received from PKAVS minority communities hub and Perth Chinese Community Association, seeking a grant towards the costs of 2019 Chinese New Year celebrations. “The … [Read more...] about Cash blow for Chinese New Year organisers
If one New Year isn't enough, millions of people will be looking ahead to the next big celebration Chinese New Year will be celebrated across the globe and takes place on Friday February 5 2019. If you're wondering why it is different to the traditional UK date which starts on January 1, it is because Chinese New Year marks the start of the lunar year whereas here we use the 'Gregorian' calendar. Sounds a tad confusing but simply, the date of the Chinese New Year follows the start of a new moon, which is why the date changes each year but it usually falls between January 21 and February 20. Though the Gregorian calendar is more widely used, in China the lunar calendar still has its place. The Chinese New Year, which is also known as the Spring Festival, falls in line with the Chinese Zodiac which runs in a 12 year cycle. Twelve animals represent each year: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig. And each one has its own characteristics just like … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019 and what animal is it?