A couple of years ago we experienced the Chinese New Year celebrations in Maidenhead which then marked the Year of the Dog. The sun shone as the Chinese Dragons danced their way down the high street after starting the procession with firecrackers, drums and dancing. There was a great atmosphere in the town as the Chinese Dragons, a symbol of China, which are believed to bring good luck to people, made their way along the procession route – it was fantastic to watch.
The 2024 – The Lion Dance
This year, 2024, marks The Year of the Dragon and Maidenhead celebrate again on Saturday 10th February 2024, from 10.30am. The Eagle Claw Kung Fu School UK will again perform their traditional dragon and lion dance. The lion dance will start at 12.30pm and make its way down Maidenhead High Street, starting at The Boy and the Boat statue at the top of the High Street.
Beforehand, a free family craft event inspired by Lunar New Year will take place in the Nicholson’s Shopping Centre from 10.30am.
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