This event has been cancelled by the organisers.
Millions of Chinese people around the world celebrate Chinese New Year, which according to the Western calendar is number 4718 and welcomes in the Year of the Rat, a symbol of spirituality and good luck. In Barcelona the big party will be on Saturday, February 1, with a bunch of fun things to do organized in collaboration with a long list of Chinese (and Catalan) entities, plenty of volunteers and organisations such as the Confucius Institute Foundation and Casa Asia, who have made this long-standing Chinese tradition in Barcelona possible.
The Chinese New Year celebration kicks off with a parade that starts at 11.30am at the Estació del Nord park. From 12.30pm to 2pm and from 5pm to 7pm, the stage set up on Passeig Lluis Companys features shows and performances, and all day long you can dig in to the gastronomic and cultural fair also on Lluis Companys, from 10am to 8pm.
New this year are workshops on making kites and Chinese lanterns, plus you get the chance to try on traditional Chinese clothing.