Natasha Balletta Photography | Chinese New Year London 2018

Chinese New Year London 2018

Chinese New Year has been celebrated around the world for more then 1,0000 years. It is held in London each year, normally hundreds of thousands of people join in the celebrations, it is the biggest event outside of Asia. The New Year is also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. Every 12 years it is Year Of The Dog, it is the 11th Chinese Zodiac Sign and the meaning behind the dog symbol of loyalty and homesty.  The celebrations started off with the Grand Parade from Charing Cross Road to Shaftesbury Aveue, I was excited about photographing the parade as it was my first year going to the event. If you are interested in photographing the parade I recommend getting to Charing Cross Road 30 minutes before to get a good spot. It was a very colourful and fun parade to watch from dancing to beautiful floats. As part of the celebrations there were red lantern decorations in Trafalgar Square and ChinaTown, they are the symbols of Chinese New Year.