The Year of Ram is right here, and the Manchester City is all set to celebrate it to the fullest. It is one of the most awaited times when the entire city is in the mood of celebrations. Chinese has always been one of the most popular Manchester attractions. However it is different this year as it witnesses an expansion right from the confines of Chinatown. Starting from magical lanterns in Albert Square to food market in St. Ann’s Square and dragon parade, here is a list of things you can enjoy in Manchester. And, the best thing, it is almost free of cost.
Lanterns have something unique about them. The beautiful sight of plenty of lanterns adorning the famous St Ann’s Square and Albert Square makes for one of the prime highlights of the Chinese New Year.
Chinese Food Market:
Although there is no dearth of restaurants in Manchester, Chinese food has something special to offer. As a matter of fact, food tends to form the fundamental aspects of the festival. St. Ann’s Square hosts a Chinese market where visitors can enjoy some of the excellent food from Chinatown including restaurants such as Pearl City, I am Pho and Yang Sing. There is an opulent red draped marquee where you can relax and rejuvenate and get soaked up in the atmosphere with traditional décor as well as music.
Various family workshops are organized in St Ann’s Square by the Manchester Confucius Institute and Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) with contemporary themes such as Bangin’ Paper Fireworks.
The entire city enjoys the festival. After all, it has so much to offer to one and all. In fact, those of you who are visiting Manchester around this time, make sure you visit the festival. It tends to form one of the main Manchester attractions.