Sunday, 2 February 2014

Chinese New Year

‘Gong Hei Fatt Choy’ or ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ which means a Happy Chinese New Year to you all.
This week we've been celebrating Chinese New year. 

It started off with a visit to school by a local troop of Dragon and Lion dancers.
We had 18 lions visiting- and one long fiery dragon.

Rather than tell you all about it- I'm just going to leave you with some images, that tell the story of the day, far better than I ever would.

 We all had a great time being entertained by dragons, and everyone clambered to try to touch the crown of a lion.

It was a wonderful and colourful spectacle.
Happy Year of the Horse  :)

Amanda x


  1. Gorgeous photos! I've always wanted to attend a real Chinese New Year celebration. I've only seen photos or videos on TV. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! What a colourful spectacle! I'm hoping to see some Chinese New Year celebrations next weekend in Newcastle, but I bet we don't get a blue sky like your's.

  3. Fabulous Amanda and so colourful. Looks like a lot went into this spectacle. x

  4. Looks as though a great time was had by all Amanda!! Happy Chinese New Year of the Horse to you!! I hope that it brings wonderful things for you. xx

  5. Beautiful post, Amanda! I so love Lion Dancers! Happy Chinese New Year of the Horse to you. My husband Terry and I are going up to the mountains to celebrate CNY this weekend, and I am going to try hard to touch the crown of a lion! Have a happy week!

  6. Wow that looks amazing and so colourful! Happy Chinese New Year to you too. Sarah x

  7. There was a Chinese market and parade in Manchester this weekend and I so wanted to go but I've had a poorly tummy and had to give it a miss. Your photos were the next best thing. x

  8. Looks very colourful I bet the kids had a great time.

  9. Your photos are a riot of colour! It looks like a lot of fun. My son came home with a little paper dragon he made in school today - they are celebrating Chinese New Year in the classrooms here too. x


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