Tuesday, January 19News For London

Tag: Chinese new year

The Chinese influx in the UK

Culture
Chinese new year also known as the lunar new year, is a huge celebration all over the world. Celebratory events in London are the second biggest after China of course, and here in Trafalgar square, the party was only beginning. There are over 120,000 Chinese people in London alone and it looks like half of that number was represented last Sunday thanks to the large crowd already pouring out of the barricades put up by security at the square. It is February 14th, a day to most people known as Valentine’s day but to the Chinese people here in London, it was a day to celebrate the year of the monkey. Red paraphernalia is strewn across all the stalls surrounding the square and vendors selling miniature Chinese dancing lions can be spotted a mile away in their bright red fleece jackets and