Chinese New Year of the Monkey.

Last Sunday hubby and I trotted into Chinatown to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey.   It was lovely to see the new Chinese gate, the largest of its kind in the UK. It was made in Bejing by architects and artisans and is in the style from the Ching Dynasty with three tiers and two pillars. The gate is made from oak and red pine, white jade and glazed yellow tiles for the roof and embellished with gold leaf.

The parade was just lovely, loud and very colourful, exactly what we had hoped for. After watching the parade we walked to Trafalgar Square but couldn’t get anywhere near the dancers, it was rammed, maybe next year we will go early and watch that.  Here are just a few of the photos of the day. Chinese New Year 1 Chinese New Year 2 Chinese New Year 3 Chinese New Year 4 Chinese New Year 5 Chinese New Year 6 Chinese New Year 7 Chinese New Year 8 Chinese New Year 9 Chinese New Year 10 Chinese New Year 11 Chinese New Year 12 Chinese New Year 13 Chinese New Year 14 Chinese New Year 15 Chinese New Year 16 Chinese New Year 17

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