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Well, what do you think? The Chinese New Year 2016 happened with a bang, as one would expect, in the heart of London - Soho and Trafalgar Square.
Entrance to Soho
My Chinese friends will not be happy with a China Town lacking the crowds of people around...
... but look here: the crowds are watching the Dragon dances in front of the National Gallery.
This year the Chinese New Year celebrations took place later than the official day of 8 January 2016. We had the main parade and the opening ceremony on the 14th January, competing with Valentine's Day, but guess which one was more popular? Over 300,000 people took part in the dragon dancing, music and acrobatic festivities.
I'm not good at keeping figures in mind, but look at what The Telegraph tells us:
After a few dumplings in a Soho restaurant, and a few hours marveling
at the physical endurance of the acrobats, we were delighted with the
spectacular fireworks display in the square - it beats our own New Year
by far! The festivities will continue over a 5-week period with the Lantern festival floats into Chiswick House and Gardens.
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