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UK: Roosters, pandas and dragons take over China Town for Chinese New Year 02:42

UK: Roosters, pandas and dragons take over China Town for Chinese New Year

United Kingdom, London
January 29, 2017 at 15:42 GMT -00:00 · Published

Trafalgar Square and China town thrived with people celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rooster in London on Sunday.

A parade of vibrant coloured dragons, roosters, and performers in costume dress danced through central London. The West End, Trafalgar Square and China town were gridlocked with tourists and onlookers who had gathered to see the annual festivities.

Despite the overcast weather, those who gathered enjoyed the day. One celebrator, John, said, "it's been very good, very colourful, shame about the weather, you know but it's well worth it, - great atmosphere - great atmosphere, children love it obviously and it's great, it's multicultural, we want more things like this".

The parade traversed from Charing Cross Road to Shaftesbury Avenue and hundreds more celebrated in Trafalgar Square. According to the organisers of the event, the celebrations are the greatest outside of Asia.

UK: Roosters, pandas and dragons take over China Town for Chinese New Year 02:42
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Trafalgar Square and China town thrived with people celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Rooster in London on Sunday.

A parade of vibrant coloured dragons, roosters, and performers in costume dress danced through central London. The West End, Trafalgar Square and China town were gridlocked with tourists and onlookers who had gathered to see the annual festivities.

Despite the overcast weather, those who gathered enjoyed the day. One celebrator, John, said, "it's been very good, very colourful, shame about the weather, you know but it's well worth it, - great atmosphere - great atmosphere, children love it obviously and it's great, it's multicultural, we want more things like this".

The parade traversed from Charing Cross Road to Shaftesbury Avenue and hundreds more celebrated in Trafalgar Square. According to the organisers of the event, the celebrations are the greatest outside of Asia.

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