Decorations are up in London again, this time for Chinese New Year. Although today is the first day of the lunar New Year, the main festivities are scheduled for the weekend.
The next sign is less inviting, with the same “Avoid the Area” message sent out for Christmas events.
If you are in Chinatown this week, what can you see? Lots and lots of red lanterns.
If you want to combine two February festivals, go to the Chinese supermarket selling these bamboo branches with heart decorations for Valentine’s Day.
Lanterns are also hanging at the Chinese Embassy (click here to see an earlier photo) and at the Fo Guang Shan Temple in Fitzrovia.
Welcome to the Year of the Monkey!