Chinese New Year Celebrations

Chinese New Year Celebrations

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Chinese New Year Celebration 春节联欢

A spectacle of colour will brighten up Old Aberdeen this weekend, as a traditional dragon procession and lion dance helps to mark the start of Chinese New Year at the University of Aberdeen.

The Confucius Institute of the University of Aberdeen is holding a special events at King’s College campus on Sunday (February 7) to welcome the Year of the Monkey, including family-friendly activities such as Chinese calligraphy and lantern making.

The majority of activities will be held in the Linklater Rooms by Elphinstone Lawn, starting at 12 noon with a live streaming of the Chinese New Year Gala TV show, one of the most watched TV shows on Earth.

This will be followed at 1pm by a cooking demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to make traditional Chinese dumplings. 

From noon to 3pm there will be activities for all the family including calligraphy where teachers from the Confucius Institute will be on hand to help visitors write their names in Chinese.

A Tai Chi demonstration will take place at 3pm, followed by the dragon procession and lion dance which visitors will be invited to follow from Elphinstone Lawn, through the High Street, and back again.

Celebrations will conclude at the Linklater Rooms with the final countdown to Chinese New Year at 4pm – midnight in China.

12 noon New Year variety TV show, Chinese food. 春节联欢晚会,中国菜

3.30pm Dragon and lion dance 舞龙表演

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no firework display as previously advertised.

Linklater Rooms, next to Elphinstone Hall, Old Aberdeen

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Confucius Institute of the University of Aberdeen
Linklater Rooms

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