Chinese New Year

Celebrate Lunar New Year, Manchester-style, with great cultural events and traditions

Chinese New Year

The year of the Ox

It’s the year of the ox! For Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year), Manchester is having to forego the usual all out festive events featuring traditional dancing and performances and dinners offering. Hopefully, next year will be a huge event to make up for the celebrations we’ve missed this year.

Our guide for next year will include everything you need to know about the holiday, from restaurants where you can gorge on Chinese delicacies to events where you can experience more of what the country has to offer.

When is Lunar New Year?

The Lunar New Year falls on Friday, February 12, 2021. It’s the year of the ox! Those born in the year of the ox (1937, 1949, 1961,1973, 1985, 1997, 2009 and 2021) are thought to be honest, earnest and low key and never look for praise or to be the center of attention. This often hides their talent, but they’ll gain recognition through their hard work, according to

What is Lunar New Year?

Lunar New Year is a holiday in which people honor household and heavenly deities, as well as their ancestors. More modern generations also see the holiday as a time for family to celebrate and come together.