Showing posts from February, 2019

Chinese New Year Festivities

With the first month of 2019 over, we can jump into February with Chinese New year, a wonderful celebration with a colourful parade, street food stalls, fun activities, and a line-up of special performances in Trafalgar Square. This year, Chinese New Year falls on 5 February, with the main Chinese New Year London festivities happening on the 10th February. So we still have a week before the celebrations truly start. As a brief explanation, The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle and each year has a corresponding animal. This year it’s the Year of the Pig, which means people born in 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995 and 2007 are all ‘pigs.’ For example, this year is the ‘Earth Pig,’ meaning those born in this year will be good at socializing and maintaining relationships. So now you know what we’re celebrating this year around, let’s talk about the festivities. All the fun in Trafalgar Square often starts with a beautiful thanksgiving ceremony with screen shows, firecrackers, speeches and