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- Celebrate Chinese New Year 2024 in Singapore.
- Celebrate Chinese New Year 2024 in tropical style in Malaysia.
- Have fun at the biggest Chinese New Year 2024 celebration outside of Asia, in the UK.
- Attend the grand celebrations of the US Chinese New Year 2024.
- Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Chinese New Year 2024 in Australia.
Chinese New Year falls on February 10th this time. In China, the holiday itself lasts 15 days and includes a variety of traditions such as dragon parades, fireworks, costume performances and treats such as cabbage soup and cookies. Families gather together, exchange red envelopes with gifts inside, and perform lion and dragon dances in the streets to scare away evil spirits. However, the Chinese New Year transcends the borders of China and even Asia — it is celebrated on a grand scale all over the world. Whether you are travelling in the USA, Singapore or the UK, celebrate the Chinese New Year with fun and excitement in different parts of the world!
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The Chingay Parade in Singapore is legendary, as it is the country's biggest Lunar New Year event. This is where you can see street performers, clowns, dancers, acrobats, jugglers and many other artists. The theme for the 2024 parade is 'Blossom', symbolising the development and flourishing of individuals and communities in Singapore as we come together to promote harmony, peace and prosperity. Thus, the parade will be dominated by floral motifs as a sign of wishes for prosperity in the coming year. The parade will take place on February 23 and 24 at the Formula 1 circuit. Other Chinese New Year 2024 events you can enjoy in Singapore include Chinatown's many parties, Dalia's Dream Flower Show, Siloso Beach Party, Hongbao River Celebration and more.
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Malaysia has a more traditional celebration, but no less impressive. During the Lunar New Year, it is customary to visit temples, decorate houses with flowers and orange trees, eat pineapples, visit relatives and watch various performances. The main streets of Kuala Lumpur host colourful parades with dragon and lion dances. You can also visit the city's beautiful temples, such as Than Hou Temple, Guan Di Temple, and Xing Jie Xi Ya Temple. Here you can admire the architecture, make offerings, and pray for blessings. Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur celebrates the Chinese New Year with a lantern festival on the last day of the celebration that is definitely worth seeing.
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Chinatown in the West End is London's vibrant place to celebrate Chinese New Year 2024, with exhibitions, delicious treats, dragon dance parades and fireworks displays. Festive events also take place in the heart of London, from Shaftesbury Avenue to Trafalgar Square. The main 2024 Chinese New Year festival in central London will take place on 11 February.
Manchester also celebrates Chinese New Year in a big way. The symbol of the coming year is usually placed in St. Anne's Square, and the streets are decorated with thousands of red lanterns. There will be concerts, street food and traditional lion and dragon dances to celebrate the New Year.
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Although it is not a public holiday in the United States, Chinese New Year is celebrated with great fanfare in the United States. Typically, locals and tourists flock to New York City's Chinatown to celebrate the occasion. Many restaurants prepare special menus and there is a Lunar New Year parade every year. The parade starts on Mott Street, turns onto Canal Street, continues down East Broadway and ends at Broome Street.
A grand parade is also expected in San Francisco on February 24. The parade has been held since the 1860s and its main attraction is a huge golden dragon carried by more than 100 dragon dancers.
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Australia, home to one of the largest Chinese populations outside of Asia, also celebrates Lunar New Year loudly. Sydney is gearing up to welcome the holiday with an exciting calendar of events. The celebrations begin with a grand fireworks display in Darling Harbour. The Chinese Friendship Garden in Sydney hosts a light show with Asian-inspired music, food and drinks.
Melbourne also hosts large Chinese New Year celebrations. The Victoria Street Holiday Festival is one of the city's most popular events.
Wherever you celebrate the holidays, a car with an Intui driver will bring you to the hotel, airport and address in any of the destinations. Pre-booking on Intui allows you to choose the most convenient dates and times of your trip — the earlier you book, the greater the range of cars available. Also, by booking a car in advance, you can be sure that it will be available and will not be booked by other travellers — this is especially important if you are travelling during the holiday period, when the tourist flow is high. Book a car with a driver in advance and enjoy comfortable trips during the holidays!
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