Thursday, 3 February 2011

Kung Hei Fat Choi

The Chinese New Year of the Rabbit is being celebrated from today!  The Rabbit signifies "a year of sophistication and sensitivity, a year of calm reflection, of good taste and refinement". 
I am sure I need some of everything.
London Chinatown will be very busy this weekend with life performances around Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue from 12 - 6 pm  on Sunday and events in various museums and art galleries.

Check out for example the Victoria & Albert Museum and its magnificent Imperial Chinese Robes Exhibition. The pieces are on loan from the Palace Museum in Beijing and were worn by Emperors and Empresses of the last ruling dynasty of China.
Empress' Informal Robe with Crane Design,
picture via trendboutique 
The museum also offers Chinese themed family activities this month. We have been to a few with our kids, they have always been very engaging and fun - and they are free!

No comments:

Post a Comment