CITY celebrations to welcome Chinese New Year were done in spectacular style on Saturday (February, 1).

The Wah Lei Chinese Association brought in the Year of the Horse with a colourful event including traditional music, lion and dragon dancing and cultural characters such as the God of Prosperity, The Jade Emperor and The Happy Buddha.

Onlookers watched the spectacle on Eastgate Street from The Rows before the grand finale lion dance in Chester Town Hall Square.

 

There was a Tai Chi performance with Maria Yuen and group volunteers, as well as folk music and dancing with children from the Wah Lei Mandarin School and Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School.

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The Wah Lei Chinese Association is sponsored by Cheshire West and Chester Council and supported by Cheshire, Halton and Warrington Race Equality Centre, the University of Chester, Chester Voluntary Action, the Slowboat Chinese Restaurant and Wah Lei volunteers.