We are approaching the biggest celebration of China - Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival. This year, it is celebrated on the 28th of January, initiating a year of the rooster, according to Chinese zodiac signs. You might ask, how to celebrate Chinese New Year in London?
On the day of the New Moon, it is worth taking a look inside, releasing the sufferings of the past and making a fresh start. Chinatown in London might be a good choice if you would like to experience the atmosphere of Chinese New Year. However, it will be flooded with people. If you prefer somewhere quieter and different, we recommend you to visit the Pagoda in Victoria Park and take a walk around. It offers a little slice of the Chinese culture, and the environment is perfect for organising your thoughts, or just sipping some fresh, pine and wet grass-scented winter air before the nature wakes up during spring.
There is also a particular way how Chinese people stay positive and share good luck - the widely usage of the colour red. The bold colour is perceived as the symbol of luck and happiness. The elder would give away “lucky money” inserted in a red envelope to the kids, wishing them to grow healthily. The majority would wear something red - red cashmere coat, red shoulder bag, red high heel shoes, or simply red lipsticks.
To accompany your trip to Victoria Park, we also find something decent and red - the modern look red backpack bag from designer Jas MB London. Simple lines and solid blocks make it contemporary, while the vibrant red colour breaks the classic elegance of black.
So get that beautiful dress you wanted, have positive thoughts and a big smile on your face, and take a walk outside to feel the soon coming spring. If you haven’t yet made any New Year’s resolutions, it is time to do so.