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Chinese New Year Celebrations - Preston - 11am - 9/2/19

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~Every year Manchester is light up in China Town to celebrate The Chinese New Year. The celebrations refer to the Chinese zodiac, a classification scheme that assigns an animal and its reputed attributes to each year in a repeating 12-year cycle. 12 years means 12 animals and 2019 marks The Year of The Pig.

The Pig is the twelfth of the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese zodiac related to the Chinese calendar. Celebrations of the pig are not just occurring solely in Manchester either.

The Year of the Pig is being marked in Preston. There will be events in and around the Harris Museum and Art Gallery. Participation for the following three activities are encouraged :-

  • Chinese calligraphy
  • Brush painting
  • How to use chopsticks

The fun starts tomorrow, Saturday 9th February at 11am. From there you will experience a lion dance on the Flag Market as well as tea tasting and other workshops from the Confucius Institute at the University of Central Lancashire.

Director of the Confucius Institute Feixia Ya expresses these words of joy in response to bringing the event to Preston,

“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!”

Come along tomorrow morning to experience this momentous year in the Chinese Zodiac:-

  • The Year of the Pig
  • Saturday 9th February 2019
  • 11am
  • The Harris/Preston Flag Market

^Alex Ashworth