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CNY2006

This year there were some fairly substantial celebrations organised for Chinese New Year in London so today I headed of to Trafalgar Square to join a good few thousand people to enjoy traditional dragon dances and the “best of Chinese arts and entertainments“. I’m not sure if the latter statement was necessarily true but it was pretty good all the same!

Chinese New Year in London 2006

Chinese New Year in London 2006

Chinese New Year in London 2006

The heart of China Town itself was teeming with various activity, firecrackers, tempting smells and of course the beautiful overhead lanterns. I wish I had stayed to see these at night, I’m sure they are even more beautiful.

Chinese New Year in London 2006

Read more about China in London 2006. Happy Year of the Dog!

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Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. hoyoyo says:

    Aha, I can tell you the pronouciation on the third picture.
    From left to right, they are:
    “He Jia Huan Le”-wish happy to the whole family
    “Gong Xi Fa Cai”-wish you be wealthy soon
    “He Qi Sheng Cai”-be kind to others, be helpful to yourself

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