There was a big crowd for Chinese New Year celebrations in London to welcome in the Year of the Rooster. I watched the parade near London's Chinatown. The cultural diversity of the crowd was quite remarkable. London can be proud of its tolerance and celebration of other cultures, especially against the worrying developments across the Atlantic that same week and since. Please enjoy my YouTube video of the parade.
After the Parade I continued on to Trafalgar Square where I heard speeches from the dignitaries including an excellent speech by his Excellency the Chinese Ambassador to the UK. I enjoyed the Chinese entertainment, celebrations and food.
London lived up to its motto London is Open.
The Vimeo version of my above video of the parade follows:
Chinese New Year Parade 2017, Chinatown & Trafalgar Square, London - Year of the Rooster from Karen Andrews on Vimeo.