For the first time in the UK, Chinese New Year 2021 celebrations will be streamed online for audiences to enjoy from their living room! Southampton presents a unique Chinese New Year celebration to mark the Year of the Ox 2021.
This celebration is credit to how Southampton continues to adapt during the pandemic, UK Shaolin, Southampton City Council, Go Southampton, Yau Brothers, and other local sponsors have teamed up to make it possible.
The online feature brings together your favourite Chinese New Year performances of Chinese Lion and Dragon Dances, Music, Dance, and Folk Arts, with people’s stories of their Chinese New Year traditions.
Leaders and community groups will give their reflections on the Year of the Ox by sharing the personal stories of strength and overcoming adversity.
Chinese New Year is an event that brings colour and celebration to the winter months. Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival it is held on the first new moon of the lunar calendar. Many traditions are associated with the new year event, the colour red, lanterns, Chinese dishes, red envelopes and fireworks.
The Ox is the second animal of the Chinese zodiac, the Ox is known for strength, positivity, hard work and honesty. The Ox’s element is earth which represents stability and nourishment. Given the challenges of the current pandemic, these sound like attributes that can help us through these challenging times.
The free online feature will be premiere on Sunday 14 February 2021 at 7:30pm on YouTube. Watch our event by going to: www.ukshaolin.com/chinese-new-year/
Xin Nian Kuai Le @cnysouthampton
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