Lunar New Year 2023

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Lunar New Year 2023

Celebrating the start of the lunar new year.

2023 welcomes the Year of the Rabbit on 22 January. Join us for celebrations on campus.

Celebrations on campus

At midday on Monday 23 January, come along to Centenary Square to watch a traditional lion dance.

And don't forget to pick up a fortune cookie, which we will be handing out between 12.00pm and 2.00pm.

Celebrations in Leicester City

Cosmopolitan Arts works closely with Leicester’s Chinese community and has organised a series of Lunar New Year celebrations. This includes traditional Chinese processions with martial artists and fireworks, plus a celebration at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery featuring traditional and contemporary dance and musical performances.

Exhibition and Chinese Arts Workshop

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 January, 11.00am - 4.00pm, Haymarket shopping centre

Lunar New Year Show

Saturday 21 January, 11.00am – 4.00pm, Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

Traditional Chinese Procession

Sunday 22 January, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, from De Montfort University to the city centre, ending in Green Dragon Square followed by a large-scale performance with a lion dance and fireworks, 4.30pm – 5.20pm, Green Dragon Square.

Last year's traditional lion dance on campus, celebrating the Lunar New Year 2022.

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