Year of the RoosterOver the weekend we saw over 25,000 people show up to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Birmingham! Boasting its biggest year to date, the event covered all of China town and even extended to the streets. Celebrations were full of traditional lion dancers, martial artists, street performers and singers.
Filled with family activities such as lantern building and workshops to create masks, you would be surprised to hear that the city council cut funding last year.
With a variety of food stalls available as well as an incredible atmosphere, Birmingham yet again shows the world its true diverse outlook on life.
Year of the Rooster: Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirit.
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