Celebrating Chinese New Year

Sunday, February 11, 2018

This Chinese New Year we’ll be welcoming in the Year of the Dog. The celebrations take place from 16-18 February 2018.

The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle and 2018 is the first year of the earth dog since 1958. Those born under this sign are said to be persistent and meticulously attentive with good fortune in wealth.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at one of Mayfair’s finest Chinese restaurants…

China Tang at The Dorchester – Try the Year of the Earth Dog special menu

Park Chinois – A delicious Chinese New Year menu honouring the Year of Good Fortune

Mayfair Garden – Serving classic Chinese dishes such as crispy duck, dumplings and spring rolls

Don’t miss the famous Chinese New Year Parade through central London on Sunday 18 February.

The celebration will fill most of the West End with music, acrobatic and activities.

Dragon and lion dances will kick things off on Charing Cross Road at 10am, shimmying down through the streets to Chinatown. At noon, Trafalgar Square’s main stages will spring into action with traditional dance shows, contemporary hip-hop acts and Chinese performers. An spectacular pyrotechnics display will end the festivities in the evening.

Image courtesy Park Chinois