Prepare yourself for the Chinese New Year festivities in Chinatowns across the world with our handy guide below.
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The main Chinese New Year celebrations take place in– the historic streets that sit between the tourist hubs of Leicester Square and hip Soho. The Chinese New Year parade passes from there via the West End to Trafalgar Square, where there are stage performances and all-day entertainment.
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Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown kick off with a midnight ceremony at. And while there is, of course, a , if you’re after something different, the city’s Beverly Center mall hosts a special WeChat mascot and sticker workshop. Universal Studios is also celebrating the festival with a and LA’s Chinatown hosts a block party to celebrate.
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San Francisco is home to one of the biggestoutside of Asia. The event has been held since the 1860s. The city also marks the occasion with a flower market, basketball jamboree, and a street fair.
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Sydney hosts overto celebrate Chinese New Year across the city. Check out the fun on Lunar New Year’s Day as , watch the dragon boat races in and take a selfie with in Circular Quay.
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In Richmond, you’ll find 10-course Chinese banquets. The traditional flower bazaar takes place at theand you’ll find many cultural events across the city, including art exhibits at the and a dance performance at the .
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