Chinese year of the Horse begins February 2014
Celebrate with one of the oldest established Chinese communities. Manchester’s China town was established in the early 20th Century. A small community at first, the numbers grew in the 1940s and in 1948 the first Chinese restaurant in Manchester opened called the “Ping Hong”.
The impressive Chinese arch represents the Ming Dynasty and was completed in 1987. Adorned with dragons and phoenixes, the arch stands at 45 feet high and was the tallest in Europe until it was superseded by the Chinese Arch in Liverpool.
This year, in the Chinese Zodiac, is the Year of the Horse, and the Chinese New Year will be celebrated with many different events in Manchester’s China town. 2014′s celebrations include martial arts, traditional Chinese dance displays, the customary dragon (even longer this year!), a dance parade and also art groups, great Oriental food and fireworks.
Always a great day for young and old. Please come and join the New Year’s celebration for the year of the horse in Manchester’s China town. Check out what’s coming up on our CNY news page.