CNY Southampton 2020

SOUTHAMPTON LANTERN FESTIVAL PARADE 2020

2020中国元宵节

Saturday 8th February 2020

15:30pm – 19:00pm

Southampton Guildhall Square

Free Entry

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INFORMATION

Saturday the 8th February 2020 is the last day of this years Chinese New Year Celebrations. This Day is called Lantern Festival. In Southampton this day will be celebrated with a Dragon Parade from Bargate to the Guildhall Square, Lion Dance and Chinese Cultural Activities. Here is a rough timeline of what is planned to happen – changes in times are subject to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances on the day.

Dragon Parade & Lion Dance

15:30 – 16:50 Dragons Parade and Lion Dance near Bargate and West Quay Shopping Centre

16:50 – 18:30 Dragon & Lion Dance and Photo opportunities on Guildhall Square

O2 Guildhall – Forecourt Activities / Workshops

15:30 – 15:50 Interactive UK Shaolin Temple Kung Fu

15:50 – 16:10 Interactive Tai Chi – Active Nation

16:10 – 16:30 Interactive Chinese Fan Dance – SCA

Stalls & Activities on Guildhall Square

15:30 – 19:00

– Ned’s Noodles

– UKST Merchandise

– Ian K. Toys

– Chinese Cultural Workshop (Calligraphy and Papercutting)

– Chinese Cultural Workshop (Lantern Making)

– Zodiac Signs Info Boards

SOUTHAMPTON LANTERN FESTIVAL PARADE 2020

2020中国元宵节

Saturday 8th February 2020

15:30pm – 19:00pm

Southampton Guildhall Square

Free Entry

Book Now

INFORMATION

Saturday the 8th February 2020 is the last day of this years Chinese New Year Celebrations. This Day is called Lantern Festival. In Southampton this day will be celebrated with a Dragon Parade from Bargate to the Guildhall Square, Lion Dance and Chinese Cultural Activities. Here is a rough timeline of what is planned to happen – changes in times are subject to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances on the day.

Dragon Parade & Lion Dance

15:30 – 16:50 Dragons Parade and Lion Dance near Bargate and West Quay Shopping Centre

16:50 – 18:30 Dragon & Lion Dance and Photo opportunities on Guildhall Square

O2 Guildhall – Forecourt Activities / Workshops

15:30 – 15:50 Interactive UK Shaolin Temple Kung Fu

15:50 – 16:10 Interactive Tai Chi – Active Nation

16:10 – 16:30 Interactive Chinese Fan Dance – SCA

Stalls & Activities on Guildhall Square

15:30 – 19:00

– Ned’s Noodles

– UKST Merchandise

– Ian K. Toys

– Chinese Cultural Workshop (Calligraphy and Papercutting)

– Chinese Cultural Workshop (Lantern Making)

– Zodiac Signs Info Boards

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THE LANTERN FESTIVAL PARADE

The UK Shaolin Temple’s Chinese Lantern Parade marks the official closing of Southampton’s 2020 Chinese New Year Celebrations. Like many Chinese New Year customs, the Lantern Festival promotes togetherness; where family and friends reunite amidst the glow of many lanterns. The UK Shaolin Temple brings this unique celebration to the heart of Southampton city. Traditional activities usually include watching and presenting lit up lanterns, solving lantern riddles, eating dumplings in soup, enjoy lion and dragon dances.

Join us for more fun on the evening of Saturday 8th February 2020, which marks the final evening of the CNY 2020 festivities. The main event includes a stunning Chinese New Year Lantern light parade, where young and old can experience Southampton Chinese Arts. This parade is a visual feast of colour and light, as a sea of lanterns accompanies our dazzling luminous Dragon. The parade commences at the Southampton’s Bargate, travels down the high street, and finishes in the Guildhall Square. Don’t miss an opportunity to snap a picture with our star, the Dragon.

We are collaborating with Southampton City Councilthe Chinese Association of Southampton and the Confucius Institute (CI) together we are celebrating the Chinese lanterns festival 2020.

GET INVOLVED

We are still accepting cooperation and support requests from businesses, organisations and institutions. If you and your team would like to get involved in one of our Chinese New Year Celebration events, please contact us by latest 31st October 2019 to secure your place and discuss options. Just email: ukstmail@gmail.com or call us on 023 8063 4722 / 07739732612.

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THE LANTERN FESTIVAL PARADE

Join us for more fun on the evening of Saturday 8th February 2020, which marks the final evening of the CNY 2020 festivities. The main event includes a stunning Chinese New Year Lantern light parade, where young and old can experience Southampton Chinese Arts. This parade is a visual feast of colour and light, as a sea of lanterns accompanies our dazzling luminous Dragon. The parade commences at the Southampton’s Bargate, travels down the high street, and finishes in the Guildhall Square. Don’t miss an opportunity to snap a picture with our star, the Dragon.

We are collaborating with Southampton City Councilthe Chinese Association of Southampton and the Confucius Institute (CI) together we are celebrating the Chinese lanterns festival 2020.

GET INVOLVED

We are still accepting cooperation and support requests from businesses, organisations and institutions. If you and your team would like to get involved in one of our Chinese New Year Celebration events, please contact us by latest 31st October 2019 to secure your place and discuss options. Just email: ukstmail@gmail.com or call us on 023 8063 4722 / 07739732612.

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