London and Milan celebrate Chinese New Year

London and Milan celebrate Chinese New Year

London celebrated Chinese New Year on Sunday, with crowds gathering in Trafalgar Square and lining the streets to watch a parade wind its way to Chinatown.

Dragon dancers performed and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan joined Chinese and British dignitaries for a traditional ceremony.

In Italy and Spain, a variety of festive, cultural activities were organised on Sunday to celebrate the Lunar New Year, which is the most important holiday for Chinese people.

A lion and dragon dance parade took centre stage on Sunday afternoon in Milan, attracting a large number of spectators. 

The event was attended by Giuseppe Sala, the mayor of Milan and Song Xuefeng, the consul general of China in Milan.