Many of you will have organised your weekend around the theme of love – and so you don’t need me to suggest things you might like to do – but if you’re in the mood for something new how about celebrating the Chinese New Year?
This began officially on February 8th but the formal London Celebration, which has been vaunted as the biggest outside Asia, takes place on Sunday. It’s all FREE and this is the line-up as described by http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/4733685-chinese-new-year-2016-in-london
It all starts at Trafalgar Square
Kicking off London’s Chinese New Year celebrations is a grand parade featuring ten lion teams in one of Europe’s biggest lion dances. The Chinese parade starts in Trafalgar Square at 10am, and snakes its way through the streets of the West End before ending in Chinatown.
Regent Street will be celebrating Chinese New Year with a traditional Chinese Wishing Tree which will be stationed on Glasshouse Street from 11am – 3pm.
Head down to Trafalgar Square from 12pm as firecrackers mark the start of the stage performances, including traditional dance troupes, acrobats, dragon and flying lion dances, opera and martial arts performances. Don’t miss the grand finale from 5.20pm in Trafalgar Square as monkey dancers and acrobats take to the stage to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and pyrotechnics illuminate Nelson’s Column.
I wish you a lovely weekend whatever you’re doing.