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Chinese New Year 2012 Pictures From London – Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year 2012 Pictures From London – Year of the Dragon

London was in a party mood today… it was the Chinese 2012 New Year celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Dragon and the Wandering Scotsman was there to enjoy the festivities. Unbelievable this was my first time…and it wont be my last!

The Chinese New Year actually began at midnight on January 23, 2012. London’s Chinese New Year event traditionally happens on the first Sunday after the official day. Hopefully the Year of the Dragon will bring some good fortune the world over… we sure are needing it. Unless you are a banker, then you don’t need it!

Central London was absolutely buzzing and jam packed with people. I eventually managed to fight my way through the huge crowds to get close enough to capture a few pictures of the performers in the parade. Young girl and boys, men and woman of all ages put a magnificent spectacle as they made there way from Trafalgar Square to Rupert Street in the heart of China Town.

I did make it to Trafalgar Square at 11.45am, but alas I had a Civil War to attend, and by the time I came back an hour later there was no way I was ever going to in get again. Instead of trying to get a glimpse of what was happening inside I took a wee wander along Charring Cross Road, Shaftesbury Avenue, and then into China Town to see what was happening…

Chinese New Year 2012 Pictures From London

Good luck and good health to everyone…

For more pictures from the Year of Dragon click the link… Chinese New Year Pictures.


  1. such a beautiful and colourful parade. i enjoy your photos and it’s great to get a glimpse of CNY in London through your lens.

  2. Wow! Wonderful photos!!! I am such an idiot – when I saw Trafalgar Square on Saturday, I thought they were taking down the stage, not setting it up!!

  3. LifeRamblings, it was indeed a beautiful parade full of life and vibrancy. It is always good to be around people enjoying themselfs.

    Emm, thanks. I orginally thought the event was on the Saturday and was ready to head to Traf Sqaure then, but luckily I realised my mistake when I double checked online.

  4. Your not joking about the crowds. Cool pictures.

  5. Bev, I sure wasn’t. It beats me why so many people were pushing prams, they must be crazy!


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