It’s Chinese New Year … The Year of the Ram

Xin Nian Kuai Le … we are reliably informed that means Happy New Year in Mandarin.

Today is the Chinese New Year’s Day.  2015 is the Year of the Ram, also known as the Year of the Goat or the Year of the Sheep.

Those people who are born under the sign of the Ram are said to be calm and creative.  They take an intellectual approach to things and are sensible.  Among their other good qualities are that they are obliging, tactful, compassionate, caring and well-mannered.  We are far to well mannered to mention any bad qualities associated with this Chinese sign.

People who were born in 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003 will all be celebrating ‘their’ year this year.  Your lucky colours are brown, red and purple and your lucky numbers are 2 and 7.

The UK will see some striking celebrations on 22nd February.  Here are just a few of the largest:

  • London – the celebrations on 22 February will take place at Trafalgar Square. Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue with the parade starting at 10am and finishing around 11.30.
  • Manchester – in Manchester there will be celebrations across the city but the main event starts at midday in Albert Square where the Dragon Parade will make its way through the city streets culminating in Chinatown
  • Liverpool – among the street festivities the highlights will be the Dragon and Lion street parades in Chinatown and the Firecracker display in Great George Street
  • Birmingham – the main celebrations will be centred around the Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street and Inge Street.  at 12.30 there will be a Lion dance at the Arcadian Centre.

We hope everyone enjoys celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend … Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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