This year’s Chinese New Year takes place on February 10 but the lunar new year festivities last for several days in the French capital as Parisians and the Chinese celebrate the ushering in of the year of the Snake with parades, concerts, exhibitions, conferences, markets, and dance. This year’s Chinese New Year in Paris promises to be a grand affair with the traditional dragon parades and fireworks. Don’t miss this festive event for the whole family!
Here are some of the upcoming Chinese New Year events happening all around Paris!
Chinese New Year in the Marais 3rd district
This year will mark the 13th time that Chinese New Year has been celebrated in Le Marais. In the 3rd arrondissement, the events will take place from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 February 2013. With exhibitions, workshops, conferences and lion dance displays happening, there will be plenty for everyone to do.
New Year, Place of Host City: 4th district
The famous parade of the 3rd arrondissement and 4th arrondissement is happening on Sunday, February 10, 2013 and leave around 2:00 p.m. This parade is not to be missed as it is one of the finest parades in Paris.
Vietnamese New Year: Tet Nguyen Quy Ty 2013 at Unesco House: 7th arrondissement
You may not know this but the Vietnamese New Year also falls within the period of the Chinese New Year. On Saturday, February 16, UJVF Association invites you to participate in the Tet Unesco House in the 7th arrondissement. There will be performances, varied Vietnamese dishes, exotic markets, playgrounds and dance items.
Chinese New Year in the 13th arrondissement
There will be a Chinese New Year parade in the 13th arrondissement which is also home to the French capital’s Chinatown.
Chinese New Year in Belleville: 20th district
The District of Belleville is also a favorite area for the Asian community in Paris and for Chinese New Year, there will be traditional songs, dances and the famous dragon parade on display.
Parade: Sunday, February 17, 2013
If you were born in the year of Snake, here’s an insight into what makes you tick.
Temper – Cultured and refined, you like philosophical subjects, metaphysical and abstract. You genius can do in 5 minutes what others would accomplish in many working hours. This efficiency allows you to hide your tendency to be lazy. Therefore beware of the time you spend relaxing and basking in the sun.
In China, the Snake is considered a sage.
Work – You are cool, you can effectively deal with crisis situations. Clear and accurate, you do not waste your time in endless discussions.
Love – Your relationships are lively and passionate. You love to hypnotize you and your partners can’t bear being away from you.
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