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Birmingham Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016


February 7, 2016
12:00 pmto6:00 pm

Birmingham’s Chinese community welcomes in the Year of the Monkey on Sunday 7th February from 12.00noon – 6.00pm (stage from 12.30pm) with celebrations staged at the Arcadian Centre, Hurst Street. The Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside BID are producing an afternoon of Chinese music, stalls, dance and performance with a host of family friendly attractions.

A closure of Hurst Street will be implemented between Inge Street and Bromsgrove Street from 5.00am – 10.00pm to incorporate a number of stalls and children’s rides.

The programme begins with the traditional Lion Dance and firecrackers which will get proceedings off with a definite bang. This is followed by speeches and a stage programme until 5.30pm. The event ends with the Dragon Dance and Firecrackers.



People born in the year of the Monkey are lively, flexible, quick-witted and versatile, they love sports. They are talented problem solvers, self-assured, sociable and innovative with competent practical ability and they are even willing to put their own business aside to help others. They also have a strong desire for knowledge and have excellent memories.


Monkey year people are jealous, suspicious, cunning, selfish and arrogant sometimes and they tend to look down on others.


Leonardo Da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Mick Jagger, Julius Caesar, Elizabeth Taylor, Daniel Craig.


1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

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 Birmingham Resilience Team will also be attending providing advice and information about being more prepared for emergencies. As well as signing up to Birmingham Community Alert.





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