Published Sunday, 22nd January 2023
By James Cowen
It's the year of the rabbit, and Newcastle's Chinese New Years celebrations are back for another year, with a fun-filled event for the whole family to enjoy!
Celebrations start in Chinatown on 22nd January 2023.
11:45am - The Lion troupe will set off from Fujiyama restaurant in Bath Lane to lead the procession to the Chinese Arch
11:45am-12noon - Chinese university students performed songs at the Chinese Arch
12noon-12:10pm - the Unicorn troupe performed their dance and left for Bath Lane
12.10pm-12.20pm - the Dragon troupe performed their dance and set off on procession
12.20pm-12.35pm - the Lion troupe performed and gave demonstrations of Kung-Fu under the Chinese Arch where firecrackers were set off during the dance
12.35pm - the Unicorn troupe started their dance procession on Bath Lane at Hana Hana restaurant
12.40pm - the Unicorn troupe performed in front of Fujiyama restaurant
1pm - the Lion troupe lead the dance procession down Stowell Street
1.30pm-1.45pm - university students performed songs in the area outside Fujiyama restaurant on Bath Lane
There was be an array of excellent activities for the whole family to enjoy, delicious Chinese food on offer and an incredible atmosphere.
Ben Whitfield, who is the director of communications at NE1 Ltd said: "We are delighted to see the welcome return of the Chinese New Year festivities after an enforced break due to Covid and are proud to be sponsoring the celebrations again this year."