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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Liverpool

Liverpool always knows how to put on a brilliant party, whatever the occasion and this weekend is no different. Sunday marks the beginning of Chinese New Year and proudly crowns 2013 as the Year of the Snake. We’ve got a few ideas for what to do and where to head in Liverpool to make sure you have the best Chinese New Year possible.

Excitement kicks off on Saturday 9th with Tai Chi demonstrations at the See Yep Chinese Association in Nelson Street from 12.30pm, followed by martial arts groups from around the world performing at the World Museum between 11am-4pm. Wander down to Williamson Square where Chinese arts company ‘China Pearl’ will be performing throughout the afternoon. If you’re not completely worn out after all of the celebrations, head down to the Museum of Liverpool for a lion dance performance to welcome in the New year with open arms.

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Sundays sees the real spectacular entertainment kick off so head into town (earlyish) at 11am to get the best pick of yummy food and lovely Chinese gifts and trinkets from the Chinese market. The attraction which year after year is awaited with baited breath, roars into town at 11.30am. The traditional street parade with dragons and lions will surround the crowds by St. Luke’s Church on Berry Street and will continue towards China town. Great George Square will see a fantastic fire cracker display from 1pm, with the Lucky Man handing out little red envelopes for children.

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If you’re looking for other events that the kids can enjoy, the Maritime Museum is organising a family workshop where you can make your very own dragon to take home. The Lady Lever Art Gallery is also hosting a series of arts and crafts events throughout the day to help you celebrate the Year of the Snake in style.

Have a brilliant weekend!

Love from The Liverpool Gift Company.

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