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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Celebrations

In 2020, Chinese New Year falls on 25 January, celebrating the Year of the Rat. The 2020 Lunar New Year festivities in London will take place on 26 January.

This free annual event, will take place across Chinatown and the West End, with the main stage sitting on Trafalgar Square. (Another stage can be found on Charing Cross Road)

The fun in Trafalgar Square normally begins with screen shows and a thanksgiving ceremony. You will be able to experience traditional dances with both the dragon and the flying lion. Make sure to have a fun filled cultural day including music shows, martial arts displays and a superb lineup from China.

As night falls over London, the finale gets underway with a variety of showstopper performances alongside fireworks to mark the end of the Year of the Rat festivities.

To find out more about the history of Chinese New Year and the event, take a look at the London Chinatown Chinese Association. 

26 January



26 January


Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 5 + Google Map

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