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Glasgow Celebrates Year of the Dragon in George Square

The Year of the Dragon was welcomed into Glasgow's George Square in a blaze of colour.

Sunday (18 February) saw George Square transformed with vibrant colour and traditions as the Year of the Dragon came to Glasgow George Square and Glasgow City Chambers.

It was a lovely sunny and bright day as large crowds gathered to view performances by traditional dancers and the Neilston and District Pipe Band, a colourful costume parade and more. The event, organised by the Chinese Cultural andWelfare Society Scotland (CCWSS) was a huge success with a wonderful happy atmosphere enjoyed by all.

Performers George Square at Chinese New Year

Lord Provost Chinese New Year

Dragon and Lions Dancers performed a ceremonial dance and eye-dotting ceremony said to represent the giving of life and sight. They then entered the City Chambers for an entertainment programme opened by Lord Provost of Glasgow Jacqueline McLaren with special New Year greetings from Consul General Zhang Biao and Andy Chung, CCWSS Chair, who led the organisation of the weekend's events.

This was followed by a marvellous display of Chinese cultural performances of dance, music, Tai Chi and a unique ‘face changing’ performance by prestigious Chinese artists.

ng homes Chair Catherine Rossine, who spoke at the event, said: “It was wonderful to be part of the new year celebrations which is a time to connect with family and friends. The event was certainly very popular and the performances both in George Square and within the City Chambers were mesmerising and showcased the amazing talent of all the performers. We wish all Kung Hei Fat Choi – Happy New Year.”

Musicians perform Chinese New Year

Dragon Lion Dance

Traditional Dance performed during Chinese New Year celebrations

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