On Sunday we went to watch the festivities of Chinese New Year. It was a beautiful, clear, sunny day with just enough cold breeze to remind you it was still winter! The day started off with a street parade that ending in Trafalgar Square (we didn't see much of this - too many people) followed by an opening ceremony spoken in three different languages. As well as this ceremony there were lots of different activities including a firecrakers display around the city.
Us enjoying the beautiful sunny day!
Before the dragons began their dancing they had
These were the junior dragon dancers. They were
After watching the opening ceremony, the dragon and dog dancers we braved the crowds and headed to China Town. This is the main street and as you can see it was extremely crowded. Almost all of the restaurants had lines with people waiting for a table stretching out the front doors! Our lunch consisted of a box of fortune cookies which the four of us managed to polish off quite quickly (so far none of our fortunes have come true!) followed by a traditional English pub lunch.
This is the view from the back of Trafalgar Square. As you