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Lisbon neighbourhood hosts Chinese New Year celebrations

Lisbon neighbourhood hosts Chinese New Year celebrations
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Lisbon’s Chinese community has kicked off celebrations for the New Year of the Monkey. They laid on a colourful street parade on Saturday, featuring

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Lisbon’s Chinese community has kicked off celebrations for the New Year of the Monkey.

They laid on a colourful street parade on Saturday, featuring all sorts of traditional performances.

Lisboa deu as boas-vindas ao Ano Chinês do Macaco - JN https://t.co/cb7KmYUE84pic.twitter.com/tQAb06m1I7

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The festivities continued throughout the day in Martim Moniz – the most multicultural neighbourhood of Portugal’s hilly capital city.

Around 20-thousand Chinese nationals live in Portugal.

The Chinese New Year starts on 8 February and the Year of the Monkey succeeds the Year of the Goat.

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