Chinese New Year 2013, Bristol

Cute Lion DanceMay you have a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year! Gong Hei Fat Choi!

On Sunday, 17th February, at 11.15am, Wai Yee Hong will be celebrating one of the most important festivals in the Chinese calendar. Come down to our store in Bristol to see the live firecracker and traditional lion dance performances. The event is free and everyone is welcome to come down and join us for the festivities.

The firecrackers will be lit at 11.15am to scare away the evil spirits for the new year. This will be followed by the kung fu skills of the Yi Quin lion dance troupe, who will be bringing luck and prosperity in the form of a traditional Chinese Lion dance.

Date: Sunday 17th February
Time: Starting at 11.15am

Location: Eastgate Oriental City. Click for directions.

2013 is the Year of the Snake, which is the sixth sign in the Chinese zodiac. Snakes are private individuals who are known for their intelligence and humanitarianism. They hate to fail which means they have good fortune, and can always find funds when they need them. If you are aged 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 or 96 this year, you are more likely than not to be a Chinese Snake! Check out my snake horoscope!

Want to learn more about the traditions and folklore surrounding Chinese New Year? Why not take a look at:

Have a look at our celebrations from last year!

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