Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Horse Play as Chinese New Year Begins ; 90,000 Celebrate 'Best Ever' Parade

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Horse Play as Chinese New Year Begins ; 90,000 Celebrate 'Best Ever' Parade

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AN ESTIMATED 90,000 people packed Manchester city centre for the 'biggest ever' Chinese New Year parade.

The celebrations, led by a 175ft-long dancing dragon was the highlight of a weekend of festivities to welcome the Chinese 'Year of the Horse'.

Thousands thronged Albert Square to witness the start of the parade, which then weaved through the city centre before finishing around an hour later in Chinatown.

Stewart Yip, chair of the Federation of Chinese Association of Manchester which has organised the parade since its inaugural year in 1995, said it was a great display of the city's multi- culturalism.

He said: "It started off as just a few thousand people and it seems to get more popular every year. We are so proud of what it's become.

'It was biggest we've "It is great to see so many families and people from different cultural backgrounds enjoying themselves in what is now one of the biggest events in Manchester's calendar."

The city centre has been decked with 3,000 Chinese lanterns since January 18 and hosted traditional Chinese entertainment throughout the weekend. …

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