Chinese New Year next falls on 12 February 2020. Prepare yourself for the festivities in Chinatowns across the world with our handy guide below.
Chinese population: 124,250
The main Chinese New Year celebrations take place in London’s Chinatown – the historic streets that sit between the tourist hubs of Leicester Square and hip Soho. The Chinese New Year parade passes from there via the West End to Trafalgar Square, where there are stage performances and all-day entertainment.
Chinese population: 566,968
Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown kick off with a midnight ceremony at Thien Hau Temple. And while there is, of course, a parade, if you’re after something different, the city’s Beverly Center mall hosts a special WeChat mascot and sticker workshop. Universal Studios is also celebrating the festival with a Kung Fu Panda event and LA’s Chinatown hosts a block party to celebrate.