From Tai Chi to lion dancing: London celebrates Chinese New Year
Lucia Brienza in London
Europe;London, UK

Last Saturday, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London was swarmed with excited visitors ready to commence Chinese New Year festivities. The event celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit with Chinese lion dances, traditional musical instrument performances and a classical Tai Chi routine performed by the Chinese Association of Women.

The event encouraged people of all ages to take part in various Chinese activities, workshops and classes.


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Curators and experts took center stage to deliver lectures about the collections in the museum and traditional Chinese rituals. Volunteers from the Newham Chinese association were teaching attendees to play the widely-popular Chinese game Mahjong.

The organizers had also arranged for young people and children to get stuck in with making lucky charms and red envelopes to bring their good luck wishes into the new year. The event closed with a spectacular evening light display that lit up the twin domes of the Old Naval College and iconic Queen's House.



Cover image: Tom Triebel/CGTN Europe

Video editing: Butchy Davy


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