Dogs out. Pigs in.
How to have a Happy New Year. Again.
Good news! That new years resolution you broke? Doesn't count — because China's offering you another crack at the whole thing. From February 8 to 10, you're not losing it if you spot dragon dances taking place from Colmore Row, to the Bullring, with some martial arts from Shaolin Warriors and Hip-Hop from Hong Kong on the side. The main event, to wave off the year of the dog and welcome in the Year of the Pig, is in Chinatown on the Sunday from 11.30am, where there'll be a full day of performances including a lion dance to summon fortune, acrobatics and traditional music, plus firecrackers and as much street food as you're hoping. Extra long noodles, to encourage longevity in your life, glutinous rice cakes to increase your income and and dumplings for luck. And in case you can't make the formal celebrations, you can still adopt the extra holiday with the CNY menu at Chung Ying Central, running until February 19. Happy new year. Again.
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