Tuesday, January 19News For London

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Chinese New Year London 2016

Chinese New Year London 2016

Culture, DontUse
What’s more fun than celebrating Chinese New Year and Valentines Day in London? Chinese New Year, which marks the turn of the Chinese calendar, will be celebrated on February 8th, 2016. However, on February 14th, the main celebrations will take place in London with a range of events. Celebrations start on the Chinese New Years Eve (the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar) and runs until the 15th day of the first month (the Lantern Festival). Each year, Chinese New Year falls on a different date because of the lunisolar calendar. Chinese New Year, which is also referred to as the Spring Festival is celebrated in many other countries including Taiwan, Malaysia, mainland China, Philippines and other places with Chinese citizens. What’s the year of the Monkey? Each
London celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

London celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

Culture, International, Uncategorized, Video
After the celebrations for the Chinese New Year, the capital will host other important and traditional events to commemorate the patron of Ireland. Reporter: Cristiana Ferrauti – @Cristiana16492 Sub-editor: Jipsa George The 15th of March will mark the celebrations for one of the most famous cultural event related to the Irish community. Ireland and London prepare to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March, to commemorate the death of their patron, St. Patrick, occurred of the fifth century. Some Numbers 430,000 Irish-born people are residents in the UK, according to the 2011 Census for England and Wales and 2011 Census for Scotland. The majority of them arrived before 1981. Since then, the migration of Irish people to Britain has decreased. The massive migration, kno

The West Meets the East: London Celebrates The Chinese New Year in Style

Culture, International, News
Soho's Chinese New Year celebrations were alive and full of colour as they welcomed in 2015: 'The Year of the Sheep' Reporters: Jipsa George  @jipsarosey and Li Ying Sub-Editor: Cristiana Ferrauti Thousands of people joined the celebrations in London to welcome the start of a New Year for the Chinese community. The parade started in Trafalgar Square, where handcrafted floats led a procession to Shaftesbury Avenue, followed by dance, music and acrobatics to entertain the crowd. The event is known to be one of the biggest celebrations outside of Asia, bringing many people together despite their cultural differences. Jipsa George reports: The Year of the Sheep The Sheep - also referred to as the Ram or the Goat - is the eighth sign of the twelve year cycle of