until the Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year Festival will be celebrated at Keskuskatu and Ice Park on February 15th 2018!

Chinese New Year outdoor event presents dancing lions and dragons and exciting performances by Finnish and Chinese artist groups. Welcome to explore the Chinese market and try out New Year’s delicacies!

The cities of Helsinki and Beijing warmly welcome you to celebrate the Year of the Dog!

Programme on February 15, 2018

15:30New Year’s Parade from Narinkka Square to Keskuskatu
16:00–20:00Kungfu, dance and music performances from Beijing

Dancing dragons and lions

Chinese temple fair with food stalls

Twelve zodiac ice sculptures

Figure skating at Ice Park

CCTV’s New Year’s Gala Show streamed live
20:20Fireworks over Töölönlahti

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Chinese zodiac is based on mathematical cycle of 12 animals. Each year is related to one of the cycle’s animals and each animal’s attributes are believed to have an impact on the events of the year as well as on the characters of the children born that year.