Monday, 23 January 2012

Happy Lunar New Year

The Chinese, or Lunar, New Year is today, 23rd January. 2012 is the Year of the Dragon and Chinatown is in buoyant mood. Manchester's celebrations take place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January.

The Chinese Arch is just outside the New Hong Kong restaurant in today's photo, and is an impressive sight all year round- see my post at:

The New Hong Kong restaurant proudly proclaims "Our establishment is one of the original Chinese restaurants around which Chinatown in Manchester has grown. It began life almost thirty years ago as the Hong Kong restaurant, establishing the link with Hong Kong by being one of the first Chinese restaurants in Manchester city centre to serve authentic Cantonese cuisine. Since then the restaurant has been extensively modified and upgraded and so re-named The New Hong Kong.

With the Chinese Arch standing proudly outside our restaurant, we sit right in the heart of Manchester’s Chinatown and our listed building is a major local landmark."


  1. Happy New Year to all of our Chinese friends. And the year of the Dragon sounds interesting. I like the restaurant. You do have a lively Chinese population in Manchester. Great fun!

  2. Happy Chinese New Year. That's good information about the restaurant's history. Thanks for sharing.

    Alex's World! -

  3. Wearing a dragon of ink for half my life, this year more than welcome. Miss having foreign food in front of me. Please have a good Tuesday ahead.

  4. I like the year of the Dragon. Happy New Year to all.