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Count me in, I hope to make it as well!

 

Last time for the Year of the Rat celebrations I found that in the Chinese quarter the police had enforced a one way system for pedestrians so you couldn't walk casually around. So we may need to take that into account.

 

 

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Brian,

 

Is there some confusion over dates? CNY begins on 26th Jan, but the Mayor of London website indicates that the main parade and celebrations are to be on 11th Feb not 1st.

 

Mayor of London - Chinese New Year

 

Has the website made an error? Or am I being dense? (Quite possibly:o )

 

Please could you clarify arrangements for our meeting?

 

Thanks,

 

Tim

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Brian,

 

Is there some confusion over dates? CNY begins on 26th Jan, but the Mayor of London website indicates that the main parade and celebrations are to be on 11th Feb not 1st.

 

Mayor of London - Chinese New Year

 

Has the website made an error? Or am I being dense?

 

You're being dense <grin>. The page you linked to was for 2008, and the date for that year was the 10th.

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Without re-checking - Steve's right! I made that mistake initially but further research arrived at the right date. 1 Feb.

 

There will probably be some activity in Gerrard Street in the morning before the parade, but I suggest that we meet up in the Chandos around 12:30, as per last year IIRC?

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Steve,

 

So .. this is not 2008 then? ;)

 

Oh, yes, I wondered why I got strange looks at work when I turned up on Sunday the other week!

 

Thanks for putting me right.

Lesson number two -

"I must not click on a Google link without reading the text."

"I must not click on a Google link without reading the text."

"I must not click on a Google link without reading the text."

"I must not click on a Google link without reading the text."

 

We know Boris is a bit out of touch, but you'd think that he would get the web site for Chinese New Year up to date.

 

Cheers, all,

 

See you Sunday 1st, I hope.

 

Tim

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....today is Chinese "New Year's Eve" ;)

 

tomorrow is Chinese New Year

 

 

XIN NIAN HAO

 

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...hope we can see nice pics from the London Chinese New Year Celebrations :)

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Some more information for those coming along can be found here, and here.

 

The Chandos looks as though it will be a good base. I suggested 12:30 but if the feeling is that that time might clash with events then we can adjust. Would 12:00 noon be better?

 

Brian, for the uninitiated, where is the Chandos?

 

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