What is Chinese New Year?
Chinese New Year is an annual event celebrated by millions of people around the world. CNY is based on the traditional Chinese lunar calendar, which means that each year the New Year falls on a different date each year. Normally, the celebration will start from the New Year's Eve and will last for around 15 days until the middle of the first month.
Chinese New Year in the UK
With such a large Chinese student population, most, if not all UK universities will hold some form of event or festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Check out the Student Union or the University's International Society for details of events.
Most big cities, including Manchester (UKEC's HQ) and London also hold large Chinese New Year Parades, featuring a dragon, many local community organisations and activities for families and children. Take part in one by searching online for your local governmental website which will detail information such as the venue and participants of the parade.
Have a read of the Budget Chinese New Year celebrations article here for more ideas: Budget New Year 2016