The Independent London Newspaper




Chinese New Year 2013 Map

Sunday February 10

THE parade will begin in Trafalgar Square and the colourful floats and beating of drums can be followed through Chinatown ending in Rupert Street at 11am.

On the main stage in Trafalgar Square, the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture Munira Mirza, His Excellence, Liu Xiao Ming and Stanley Tse, President of Chinatown, will commence the Dotting of the Eye ceremony, which will bring the dragons and lions to life, marking the start of the day’s entertainment.

A performance by critically acclaimed Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter Emmy The Great will herald the start of this cultural bonanza. One hundred performers will take their places on the Trafalgar Square main stage, including the world-renowned Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance and variety performers from Guangdong and Sichuan Provinces.  Paul Potts will be performing a set from 3.30-4pm.

A stunning fireworks display will mark the end of the day’s celebrations.

Chinese New Year is organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association. For further details about the Chinese New Year celebrations in London please visit &


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