Chinese New Year: Year of the Horse

Chinese New Year celebrations | Photo by Tony Mould
Chinese New Year celebrations
Photo by Tony Mould

Oldest Chinese festival

This week, the Mayor of Brighton and Hove joined in a very important celebration with some of the large Chinese community living in the city. New Year is one of China’s oldest festivals. It marks the beginning of a new year and a new agricultural season, and is considered a time for loved ones to reunite and take part in traditions designed to bring good fortune for the next 12 months. This year is the Year of the Horse, which is said to bring prosperity and wealth. The highlight of this festival is often considered to be the dragon dance. The dragon is typically made of silk, paper, and bamboo.

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Chinese New Year celebrations but the usual problem with very long captions

Chinese New Year celebrations

Chinese New Year celebrations

Chinese New Year celebrations

Chinese New Year celebrations

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