Chinese New Year 2019
- Saturday 9 February 2019
- Mercia Walk and Jubilee Square, Woking town centre
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Chinese Association of Woking (CAW), supported by Woking Borough Council, will be celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Pig in Woking town centre on Saturday 9 February 2019, from 10am to 3pm.
Woking town centre will be enlivened by colourful parades and exhibitions. The celebration parade will start its journey outside Christchurch on Mercia Walk at 12pm, which will proceed towards Commercial Way, then west to the start of Victoria Square development], then back to Mercia Walk, across Jubilee Square, up Gloucester Walk to Gloucester Square, before returning to stop at Woking Library and finally arriving at Jubilee Square* where the shows will take place.
There will be two shows, which will showcase some of the traditional festivities celebrated around the world during Chinese New Year: the lion dance, Chinese classical dancing, martial arts, tai chi and more. The first show will commence at 12.45pm and the second show at 2pm. The celebrations will end at 3pm.
Mercia Walk will be transformed into traditional Chinese market stalls between 10am and 3pm including arts and crafts, calligraphy, Chinese food and lots more.
The Chinese New Year will also be celebrated at the nearby children’s Chinese library located inside the Woking Library in Gloucester Walk where story time will be scheduled for all to enjoy.
*In the event of adverse weather condition, the shows will be relocated to Mercia Walk.