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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year in Maidenhead – The Year of The Tiger

Chinese New Year in Maidenhead – The Year of The Tiger

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. This year, 2022, marks The Year of the Tiger and Maidenhead celebrate again on Saturday 5th February…
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Cardboard Tube Dragon

Cardboard Tube Dragon

These cardboard tube dragons are not only fun to make but you can blow through them to make the ‘flames’ dance!  What do you need to make a Cardboard Tube Dragon? A cardboard tube.Paint (pick the colour you would like for your dragon). 4 pom poms (ideally two pom poms will be used for the eyes and two smaller pom poms for the nostrils). 2 googly eyes.Orange, yellow and red tissue paper. Red Card.PVA glue. Sticky tape. How to make a Cardboard Tube Dragon? Paint the toilet roll the colour you would like your dragon to be and let it dry. Whilst the cardboard tube…
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Maidenhead’s Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019

Maidenhead’s Chinese New Year Celebrations 2019

On 9th February 2019, Chinese New Year celebrations will take place in Maidenhead to welcome in the Year of the Pig. The Chinese New Year celebration is now in its 15th year and is organised by the Maidenhead Town Partnership, Maidenhead's, The Eagles Claw Kung Fu School and local Chinese association. We attended the Chinese New Year celebrations in Maidenhead last year. Click here to read about our experience last year. The parade starts at 1pm from The Boy in the Boat Statue and the colourful and loud procession then makes it way down Maidenhead's High Street. During the procession…
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