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?
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It's always a massive cause for celebration, and there's not long to wait until Chinese New Year comes around again. The annual event marks the traditional beginning of a new year under the Chinese calendar, and is marked by people all over the world. Last year hundreds of people turned out in Nottingham's Old Market Square, as singers and dancers gave spectators a glimpse into China's traditions and customs. Under the Chinese zodiac system 2018 was the Year of the Dog, but what will 2019 bring, and when will people be celebrating? When is it happening? Chinese New Year is usually celebrated on one set day, but the event actually lasts two weeks, according to ChineseNewYear.net. The new year will officially begin on February 5, with the Spring Festival period running for 14 days, until February 19. That means New Year will fall on the second Tuesday of the month. Read More Things to look forward to in 2019 What zodiac animal is it? Each year is represented by one of the 12 signs of … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019, and what is the animal sign?
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?
Chinese New Year always brings a flood of colour and activity to Newcastle's streets which is much welcomed in the aftermath of Christmas. Just as we're missing the cheer of the festive season, the celebrations give us more to look forward to. So when is Chinese New Year in 2019, what animal is it and what can we expect to happen? Well, the big date will be February 5 and 11am will mark the start of the party, although the main celebration is set to take place as usual on the following weekend, with the focus being on the Sunday. And, following 2018's Year of the Dog - in keeping with the Chinese zodiac in which animals represent years - 2019 will be the Year of the Pig. Celebrations will be centred around wishes of goodwill and prosperity. Last year saw the traditional Lion and Dragon parades begin in the centre of Newcastle for the first time before weaving through intu Eldon Square and the surrounding streets on its way up to Chinatown. Stowell Street is the traditional hub for the … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year and what animal is it?
The Chinese New Year brings with it fireworks and impressive lantern displays. But when is it celebrated in 2019, which zodiac comes into prominence, and what does it mean for the year ahead? When is Chinese New Year? Falling on February 5, 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. WarningSKEWERED ALIVE Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes CHURCH BLOODBATH Gunman ‘storms cathedral during mass killing 4 and turning gun on himself’ FIRE IN THE HOLE US Army’s terrifying new rifle can obliterate enemies with power of TANK BEST OF BRITAIN Britain's most popular meals revealed including beans on toast CORNERED BY BEASTS Young lion bares teeth at water buffalo… before pride rushes to rescue ESCORT 'MURDER' Businessman, 48, 'battered high-class escort, 29, to death with … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019, how is the Year of the Pig celebrated and what are the other zodiac animals?