Chinese New Year falls on 28th January and is the Year of the Rooster, this is the tenth animal in the cycle and also known as Red Chicken Year. Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival and each year is determined by one of twelve animals. This is a public holiday for the Chinese giving them seven days off from Chinese New Years Eve to the sixth day after Chinese New Years Day. The main days are New Years Eve and New Years Day. Shops, restaurants and businesses close although some supermarkets stay open with early closing. The night before New Year families have reunion dinners and clean their homes to sweep away bad luck. Chinese Decorations mainly in red are put on doors and windows. There is also entertainment which includes acrobatics, dance and music. Watching customary Lion Dances also takes place as well as ringing bells and the lighting of firecrackers. In London there is a traditional parade through the West End before getting to Chinatown which is great to watch.
We have loads of Chinese New Year party ideas if you are having a China themed party. Chinese Party Products are a must and really get the party underway and shows your guests what an effort you have made. Chinese Decorations are the perfect place to start and as it is the Year of the Rooster, Rooster Stringers and Rooster Danglers are fantastic to put up in any venue. Whether you are having a party to celebrate Chinese New Year at home or in a restaurant China Table Flags make perfect table decorations. Enjoy the festivities with Oriental Fans, they do not only make fantastic giveaways they are also popular decorations and also look good laid out at everyone’s place at a table. Good Luck Lanterns and Chinese Cultural Cutouts are needed to give a traditional look for a Chinese New Year Party. Dragons are always a typical Chinese decoration and we have a good selection including a Dragon Ceiling Decoration, Dragon Wall/Door Panel and a Jointed Dragon. Dressing up for any Chinese New Year event adds to the mood and a Chinese Coolie Hat or Mandarin Hat is ideal for this.
As well as these Chinese Decorations looking impressive you will get lots of satisfaction from seeing how much your guests enjoy them.
It is still not too late to order Chinese New Year party products, so check out our choice of Chinese New Year party supplies to find all you are looking for.
How are you celebrating Chinese New Year? We would love to hear from you.