Chinese New Year celebrations planned for Preston

Posted on - 1st February, 2019 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Lion dance in the Flag Market
Lion dance in the Flag Market

The Year of the Pig is being marked in Preston.


Chinese New Year celebrations are centred on the Harris.

Chinese calligraphy, brush painting and finally learning the art of how to use chopsticks are all planned.

A lion dance also takes place on the Flag Market during the celebrations.

Tea tasting and other workshops from the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Lancashire are planned during the events on Saturday 9 February.

Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart said: “We are very fortunate to have such a multicultural society in Preston and it is wonderful to have this opportunity to share in these colourful festivities.

“Chinese New Year celebrations are always very popular and the activities on offer this year ensure the event is bigger and better than ever.”

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The lion fance takes place at 11am.

Director of the Confucius Institute Feixia Ya said: “We are very pleased to continue this long-established Chinese New Year project with the Harris.

“It’s lovely to see how this event has gone from strength to strength and this year we are excited to add even more new activities to the programme. We wish everyone a very happy and prosperous Year of the Pig. Good health and prosperity to all the participants and to the people of Preston!”

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Got anything planned for Chinese New Year? Any other events happening for it in the city? Feel free to let us know in the comments below

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