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Preston Welcomes the Year of the Tiger

Posted on - 18th February, 2010 - 8:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Recreation, Things to Do in and around Preston

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Earlier this week short stuff spotted a line of red lanterns strung aloft Lancaster Road. ‘What are they mummy?’ he asked, ‘And what’s that?!’ he said pointing to a photo of a Chinese Lion Dancer.

This Sunday 21st February Preston city centre will be transformed by a riot of colour, dancing and celebration as the city welcomes the Year of the Tiger. Last year’s Chinese New Year celebrations offered something for everyone & this year looks equally as good. From 12pm a variety of stalls under the covered market will offer food, crafts and information (last year we came back with a lucky gold cat & drums). The traditional Chinese procession with Lion Dancers and fire crackers to ward off evil spirits will start from the Guild Hall at 1pm, travelling to Great Times Restaurant & Town Hall for Blessings at 2pm. The celebration is due to continue until 3.30pm with speeches and firecrackers.

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Chinese New Year Celebrations are free to attend.

Image Credit: K. Blackburn

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