Published on Monday, 20 January 2014
Chinese New Year 2014 in Paris will be the perfect chance to sample a joyous celebration with a fascinating cultural element. Rapidly becoming one of the most popular annual events in the city, January 31st will see dragons weaving their way through the streets of Paris, fireworks, music, dancing and many other related happenings marking the advent of the Year of the Horse. Staged by the substantial Chinese communities of Paris, this celebration grows bigger and more spectacular each year. Why not join in the fun from the Hotel de la Herse d'Or?
Chinese New Year 2014 in Paris a true spectacle
Judged by the western Gregorian calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on a different day each year, as the Chinese calendar is based on a lunar cycle. The names of the years coincide with the Chinese animal zodiac. The legend is that long ago Buddha asked all the animals to attend him. Just twelve showed up and he named a year after each of them, declaring that all people would receive some of the characteristics of the animal patron of their year of birth.
The Year of the Horse will be welcomed in by celebrations and parades in the 13th arrondissement, the Marais and Belleville. There will as usual be a predominance of red, as demonstrated in red clothing and poems written on red paper, as this symbolises fire to drive away bad luck. Evil spirits will be scared away by the noise of fireworks, and brightly coloured grinning dragons, fish and lions will wend their way through the city. In addition to the parades, visitors will be treated to demonstrations of Chinese arts and crafts including cooking and calligraphy, and there will be traditional music and dancing. It will be a joyous, colourful and enchanting experience.
Hotel de la Herse d'Or recommends the Chinese New Year 2014 in Paris
Why not spend some time as a valued guest here at the Hotel de la Herse d'Or while you enjoy the vivid spectacle of the Chinese New Year? We can advise you where to go to get the most out of this delightful occasion.
Copyright: Amélie Dupont