Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Galloping Year Of The Horse

Today is the start of the Chinese New Year. So it is quite fitting that we are staying at the Novotel hotel across the road from China Town.
This year it is The Year of The Horse, (as opposed to The Horse of the Year show!)

There have been 3000 red lanterns put up around the town. There is a 4 day Chinese food fair, and on Sunday, (when we go home), there will be the dragon parade and a giant firework display in the evening.
Although we will miss it this year, we partook in 2012 and it was brilliant. If you get a chance to visit, it is well worth the effort.
On Googling info what to do this week in Manchester, I keep finding this picture...
...but am I the only one that thinks his legs aren't quite right? Surely, if he tried to walk like that, he'd fall over?
The Chinese Arts Centre is doing all sorts of 'horsey' things and I found this on their Facebook page.
It is by William Cotterill, and I think it is stunningly beautiful.

Even Google has got in on the act. When you actually go into the page it is in fact a moving rocking horse.
So, here's wishing you all a ‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Chinese New Year to you!!
    I have never been to Mcr for CNY but I've heard it's great!