Liverpool’s Chinese New Year festivities will take place over a three day celebration again this year from Friday, February 8 to Sunday, 10. The city’s Year of the Pig events will focus around the famous Chinese arch, which was gifted to the city by Shanghai. This year, all activities mark the 20th anniversary of the city's twinning with Shanghai. Deputy Mayor and cabinet member for culture, tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: "The Chinese New Year celebrations are a wonderful way to kick start the annual events calendar. "This is a particularly special year as it marks the 20th anniversary of our twinning with Shanghai. This global friendship was built on historic trade links, and today we maintain a partnership with China which furthers investment and development for both parties. "It will undoubtedly be a wonderful few days and an opportunity for people to come together to celebrate our much-loved Chinese community." Explore the city looking beautiful … [Read more...] about 8 things not to miss at Chinese New Year 2019 in Liverpool
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LONDON is set to be filled with fireworks, lantern displays, and an impressive parade for Chinese New Year TODAY. But how exactly is the festivity celebrated in the capital, and how can the rest of the UK get involved? When is London's Chinese New Year festival in 2019? Despite kicking off TODAY - with the end of the lunar calendar - the main Chinese New Year events take place on the Sunday after in London’s Chinatown, the West End and Trafalgar Square. Claiming to be the largest celebration outside Asia, Londoners can expect crowds hundred of thousands strong, colourful parades, free stage performances, and traditional cuisine. The main festivities take place from Shaftesbury Avenue in the north down to Trafalgar Square. Leicester Square is a more family-friendly event, and Trafalgar Square hosts the biggest stage performances. When is Chinese New Year 2019? Falling on February 5 - TODAY - Chinese New Year marks the turn of the lunar year. Based on the Chinese … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019 in London and how’s it celebrated across the UK?
THE 2019 Chinese New Year is TODAY - with celebrations across the world, not just in China. It starts on February 5, 2019, and is expected to last for fifteen days. Here's the best images, greetings and songs to help you celebrate the Year of the Pig. What are the best Chinese New Year greetings to say to people? There are many greetings people give on Chinese New Year, mainly to wish good fortune in health, family, business and careers. China Highlights outlines the most popular: 新年好 Xīnnián hǎo - Happy New Year 这个狗年祝你好运 Zhège gǒu nián zhù nǐ hǎo yùn - Good luck for this Pig year 吉祥如意 Jíxiáng rúyì - Good fortune according to your wishes 年年有余 Niánnián yǒuyú - Surplus year-after-year 吉星高照 Jíxīng gāozhào - Fortune will … [Read more...] about Happy Chinese New Year 2019 images, wishes, songs and greetings to celebrate the Year of the Pig
Happy Chinese New Year! Today is the first day of the Lunar Calendar, and people in China - and across the globe - will be celebrating the new Year of the Pig with food, family and fireworks. Here's everything you need to know about Chinese New Year 2019: What is Chinese New Year? Chinese New Year celebrates the first day of the Lunar calendar. The date changes each year, as it begins on the day that the new moon appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2019, Chinese New Year is on 5 February. It will kick off the Year of the Pig. How is Chinese New Year celebrated? On the day before Chinese New Year, families will clean their homes to get rid of any ill fortune and to prepare for a fresh start. They will then gather for a 'reunion dinner' in the evening, where they will commemorate the year that has passed. This is considered the most important meal of the year, and is often compared to Thanksgiving in the USA. It's traditional for people to stay up until midnight on New … [Read more...] about Happy Chinese New Year 2019! Everything you need to know about Year of the Pig
THE Chinese New Year - also known as 'Spring Festival' is set to dazzle the world with fireworks and impressive lantern displays. The Year of the Pig is said to be a good year to make money and friendships, and it's TOMORROW. When is Chinese New Year 2019? Falling on February 5 - TOMORROW - Chinese New Year marks the turn of the lunar year. Based on the Chinese calendar, the celebration starts on the last day of the last month of the lunar cycle and ends on the 15th day of the first month. Chinese New Year can begin anytime between January 21 and February 20. There are 12 zodiac animals and 2019 will be the Year of the Pig. How is the Year of the Pig celebrated? Just as with other Chinese New Year celebrations, the Year of the Pig is usually celebrated with an immense lantern festival and fireworks. In many places, including London, there is also a parade, with floats dedicated to the different zodiac. The pig is the twelfth zodiac animal. According to Chinese mythology, the Jade … [Read more...] about When’s Chinese New Year 2019, how is the Year of the Pig celebrated and what are the other zodiac animals?