Chinese New Year 2016

2016 is the year of the monkey

Join the largest celebration of the Chinese New Year outside of Asia, when Chinatown becomes a giant street party.

Last year's event saw 300,000 people join the celebrations throughout Chinatown, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, and this year should prove to be no different. The streets were filled with colour as visiting Chinese acrobats and musicians paraded with giant Chinese dragons and lions. The night culminated with a spectacular fireworks display over Leicester Square.

The official Chinese New Year starts on Monday 8 February. Each year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar is represented by an animal, and 2016 is the year of the monkey.

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8 February - Join the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia. Check the London forecast if you are celebrating in the capital.

To find out the full schedule of events and to join in this free celebration, visit the  China Town London website. 

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