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Best Destinations to celebrate Chinese New Year in Europe

If you want to  « travel far away » while staying in Europe, the best idea is to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Europe


The best Chinese New Year parades are in Manchester, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan and Newcastle where big Chinese communities live, but you will also appreciate the diversity of the visitors who want to join the Chinese people to celebrate the Chinese New Year. If you need even more originality, go to Brussels and visit the Manneken Pis dressed in Chinese clothes or go celebrate the Chinese New Year in the Ice Hotel in Stockholm!


Choose your most beautiful destinations in Europe to celebrate Chinese New Year!". 


Chinese New Year in Manchester - Copyright Gordon Marino - European Best Destinations
©Gordon Marino

1. Manchester

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Where?

Faulkner Street.

 

Why? 

Manchester's Chinatown on Faulkner Street is the second largest in Britain after London's. The Chinese British population, many of whom are immigrants from former British-ruled Hong Kong, especially settled in the Greater Manchester area. 

 

The festival culminate as always with the famous Dragon Parade and fireworks finale.

 

When? 

This is a 3 day festival  during the first week of February. 



Chinese New Year in London - Copyright Jerrold Bennett - European Best Destinations
©Jerrold Bennett

2. London

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Where? 

Trafalgar Square, Chinatown & Shaftesbury Avenue

 

Why? 

London's Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other "Xin Nian Kuai Le" Happy New Year in Mandarin. ©Visitlondon.

 

When?

9th February 2016



Chinese New Year in Paris - Copyright Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko - European Best Destinations
©Gueorgui Tcherednitchenko

3. Paris

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Where ?  

Chinese Quarter in the 13th arrondissement, in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris and in the Belleville district.

 

Why? 

Several districts in Paris will celebrate the event by hanging up decorations and organizing special events. Dragons, Chinese Lanterns, dancing lions, firecrackers, illuminated lanterns … It is carnival time! ©Paris.info

 

When?

9th February 2016



Chinese New year in Newcastle - Copyright m4nch3go - European Best Destinations
©m4nch3go

4. Newcastle

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Where?

Stowell Street.

 

Why? 

It is a popular festival that brings together all the people of Newcastle.


When?

9th February 2016



Chinese New Year in Rome - Copyright Cleare Garofal - European Best Destinations
©Cleare Garofal

5. Rome

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Where?

Via dei Fori Imperiali.

 

Why?

Rome is twinned with Beijing and there are always great traditionnal chinese parades there. 


When?

9th February 2016



Chinese New Year in Amsterdam - Copyright Den is - European Best Destinations
©Den is

6. Amsterdam

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Where? 

Red light disctrict of Amsterdam.

 

Why? 

The largest Chinatown of the Netherlands is located near the famed De Wallen red light district of Amsterdam. The street signs in this neighbourhood are in Dutch and in Chinese. Amsterdam Chinatown also has the first and biggest Chinese-style buddhist temple in the Netherlands. It is named "Fo Guang Shan He Hua tempel".(©CC).


When?

9th February 2016

 


Chinese New Year in Brussels - Copyright les amis de Manneken Pis -  European Best Destinations
©Les amis de Manneken Pis

7. Brussels

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Where?

Rue Sainte Catherine.

 

Why? 

The only "official" (recognized by the Belgian government as China Town on the tourist guide maps and books of Belgium) China Town is Van Wesenbekestraat in Antwerp, Flanders. It consists of many shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bakery as well as a little Chinese temple. But there is another unofficial chinatown in Brussels, Rue Sainte-Catherine in the city center, it consists mainly of shops, supermarkets, restaurants just like in Antwerp but smaller. (©CC). 


When? 

9th February 2016



Chinese New year in Milan - Copyright Samuele Ghilardi -  European Best Destinations
©Samuele Ghilardi

8. Milan

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Where?

Parco Sempione.

 

Why? 

The oldest and biggest Chinatown of Italy is in Milan around Via Paolo Sarpi, located in the historical centre of the city close to Parco Sempione.


When?

9th February 2016



Chinese New Year in Lyon - Copyright David - European Best Destinations
©David

9. Lyon

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Where? 

Rue Passet & Rue d'Aguesseau. 

 

Why?

Lyon, with a Chinese community of 15,000 persons, also has a Chinatown, located in the Guillotière neighbourhood of the 7th arrondissement, on rue Passet, rue d'Aguesseau and rue Pasteur. Thanks to its important silk industry and notablty with the sericulture crisis of 1856, Lyon has early created a relationship with China. A Franco-Chinese institute existed as well from 1920 to 1946 at Fourvière for Chinese students. (©CC).


When? 

9th February 2016

 


Chinese New Year in Stockholm in the Ice Hotel - Copyright Minna Verde - European Best Destinations
©Minna Verde

10. Stockholm

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Where?

Stockholm City Centre.

 

Why? 

Even the chilly winter rain fails to abate the passion of Swedes and local Chinese to enjoy lion and dragon dances in central Stockholm. 


When? 

9th February 2016



 

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