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Chinese New Year is celebrated on 19 February in 2015. However, the main festivities in London will take place on 22 February from 10am to 6pm. During this time there will be performances in Trafalgar Square and a parade from Duncannon Street to Shaftesbury Avenue beginning at 10am. Come early to get a good view!
You can also find other fun activities in Charing Cross Road, Leicester Square and, of course, Chinatown throughout the day.
This year is the Year of Sheep (also known as Year of the Goat). The Chinese Zodiac decrees that people born this year are well mannered, dependable, kind-hearted and wise – if you have a family member born in 1967, 1979, 1991 or 2003 they were born in the Year of Sheep. You’ll find out more about the Year of Sheep during the festival, which is a fantastic opportunity to get close to Chinese culture.
Chinese New Year celebrations are lively, fun and welcoming, with dragon dances, stage shows, a parade and Chinese dances to enjoy. However, like with any large event in London, staying aware and alert is important. Avoid pickpockets by keeping your valuables out of sight and out of easy reach. If you can, steer clear of congested streets or wait until the blockage has cleared. And if you have any worries, inform police officers, who will be present on the day.
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