Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year: a spectacular display of dancing, music, food and a gloriously colourful culture. Oxford's got quite a large Chinese population so you can guarantee there's lots going on for the celebration of a new year.

The biggie this year is going to be on Sunday 1st February 1pm-3:30pm in Oxford Town Hall. This is the 18th year that Oxford has officially gone all out to celebrate, and it's well worth going to.

Think: giant dancing lions, a capacity of over a thousand, new clothes (a traditional symbol of changing from old to new), a giant buffet and a whole range of cultural displays. Top tip: ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy’ (‘wishing you prosperity’) is the best way to say 'Happy New Year' to all you meet.

And just in case you need any more persuading: this year is Year of the Ox, which makes it even more appropriate to celebrate in Oxford!

It's going to be popular, so book your tickets in advance: 01865-204188 (Monday–Tuesday, 10am–4pm) or occac@dsl.pipex.com
Advance tickets are:
Adults: £7
Children: £4

Tickets on the door:
Adults: £9
Children: £6

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