Newcastle's Chinese New Year 2023 Recap

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!

When is Newcastle's Chinese New Year 2023?

Celebrations start in Chinatown on 22nd January 2023.

What happened for Newcastle's Chinese New Year 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."

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