It’s Year of the Dragon!
Worcester Chinese Association and educational charity Engage with China are delighted to team up again with the Museum of Royal Worcester and Royal Porcelain Works, to celebrate 2024 Year of the Dragon in style.
Worcester’s popular Chinese New Year celebrations are taking place at The Museum of Royal Worcester and Henry Sandon Hall, Royal Porcelain Works, on Sunday 18 February, 11am – 4pm.
Lots of free family activities are on offer for all ages, including tea-tasting and a traditional Chinese tea ceremony demonstration.
The traditional Dragon Dance will be at 12.30pm on Severn Street, (road closed during the performance).
A special treat for this year is a Chinese music performance by soprano Wang Chen and Guo Yue on flute, who are on their UK tour, as well as a martial arts demonstration. Pom Pom the Giant Panda will be on hand to greet visitors.
Across the day, you can explore family-friendly arts and crafts inspired by Chinese New Year traditions, including calligraphy, paper cutting and origami.
Our Paint-Your-Own-Pottery studio will be open for adults and children to paint a range of Year of the Dragon ceramic shapes *chargeable* – from £12 including ceramic item and painting materials. Book in advance here.
Worcestershire Chinese Association was established by Chairman Frankie Tsang in 1999 as a non-profit, voluntary and community sector organisation serving the interests of the local Chinese community. Frankie leads the Association to promote Chinese culture across Worcestershire to bridge language and understanding gaps between the Chinese and local communities. The Association has organised Chinese New Year celebrations since 2000.
2024 is a year of the Dragon, starting from 10 February, 2024 (Chinese New Year), and ending on 28 January, 2025 (Chinese New Year’s Eve). According to the Chinese zodiac, the Dragon is the most powerful animal, and is associated with one of the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal or water. Each element gives the dragon a different personality and destiny. This year is the Year of the Wood Dragon, the most creative and visionary of the five dragons. It is understood that the Wood Dragon signifies stability, honesty, and loyalty as well as growth, creativity, and innovation.
We look forward to welcome the whole of our Worcestershire community on Sunday 18 February 2024 to help celebrate Chinese New Year in Worcester. [Please note our Chinese New Year celebrations take place a week later, NOT 10 February, the start date of other CNY celebrations]Book Paint a Pottery Dragon activity