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Chinese New Year 2024

Published on 15 February 2024 04:07 PM

Age UK Wandsworth celebrated the Chinese New Year in style this week, adorning our Day Centre with colourful lanterns and dragons and offering our clients a delicious Chinese meal.

Saturday 10 February saw the celebration of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival, welcoming in the Year of the Dragon. The two-week festival marks the beginning of a new Lunar year, which charts 12 complete cycles of the moon and lasts approximately 354 days, as opposed to the western solar year, which lasts 365 days as it charts the earth’s passage around the sun.

Each lunar year is assigned a spirit animal from the Chinese zodiac, with 2024 marking the Year of the Dragon. In Chinese culture, the Dragon holds a significant place as an auspicious creature, unparalleled in talent and excellence. It symbolises power, nobility, honour, luck, and success. Chinese astrologists predict this will be a year of change – bringing challenges, new opportunities and success.

Happy Year of the Dragon from Age UK Wandsworth!

Staff at our Day Centre created colourful decorations and a delicious Chinese Meal for our clients!