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Chinese New Year in Manchester 2023

The weekend full of fun, culminating with the colorful Dragon Parade

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Manchester Chinatown is the second-largest in the United Kingdom, and every year it becomes the epicenter of massive Lunar New Year celebrations that attract thousands of people. The holiday weekend in Manchester is packed with entertainment and fun activities.

The main highlight of the Spring Festival in Manchester is the iconic Dragon Parade. which features a 175-ft (53-m) dragon dancing through the street followed by drummers and musicians. The parade starts at 12:30 pm at St Peter’s Square, just by Central Library, and then winds through Manchester Chinatown decorated with red lanterns and golden ornaments.

Piccadilly Gardens become full of colors, music, and delicious foods. St Anne’s Square reminds Little China while hosting a street market, cozily illuminated by lanterns. The stalls offer Chinese holiday delicacies and crafts. Tiger Bar is a good place to sit down, have a beer, and enjoy the holiday atmosphere everywhere.

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen