Chinese New Year, also called Spring Festival, will start on Feb. 03 this year. We will say goodbye to Tiger and say hello to Rabbit — yes, the new year will be Year of Rabbit! In China, people are traveling back home to have the biggest family reunion festival. Abroad Chinese people will celebrate it locally. In the Hague, the Netherlands, the celebration will take place at 11:30 on Feb. 05 in the Atrium of the Hague City Hall.

The detailed program is listed below:

Time Activity
11.30-12.15 hrs. Opening ceremony with traditional dragon and lion dance
12.15-12.45 hrs. Performances by acrobats, dancers and singers by performers from the province of Qinghai and performances by Fei Wu Shu
13.00 – 14.00 hrs. Parade through Chinatown with fireworks by the Chinese gates
13.00 – 17.30 hrs. Varied programme in the Atrium of City Hall with song, dance, acrobatics, magic and Wushu and Tai Chi (martial arts). Also an Asian market and mobile Chinese photo studio.

For more details, please visit the official site of the Hague.

If you are interested, go and have a look. We went there last year and had lots of fun. My children loved dragon and lion dance. They also liked the firecracker part. To celebrate Chinese new year,  crowd and noise are always a must. Go and be part of the fun!

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