Edinburgh celebrates Chinese New Year despite ongoing weather conditions

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Streets across Edinburgh are going all out for Chinese New Year

Lesley Martin is a photographer in Edinburgh who captured some of the celebrations above and shared them to Twitter.

Tomorrow, 1st February, is officially the start of The Chinese New Year.

Edinburgh has seen large crowds come out to mark the events over the last 2 evenings in the build up to the new year, despite the ongoing weather conditions fuelled by Storm Corrie.

The Chinese Calendar differs from the worldwide year dates reflecting the solar and lunar calendar.

Each Chinese New Year is also marked with a ‘Zodiac’ animal which is believed to share characteristics embodied by people born within the year of their zodiac.

2022 is ‘The Year of The Tiger.’ This was notably marked by the projection of a tiger upon the front of Edinburgh Castle.

Photographs from around the world show celebrations taking place in China, London, Dubai, France & Germany.

We’ve got some of the best photos below! Have you been celebrating in Edinburgh? Send your photos to be featured here -> george.icke@edgeradio.co.uk

Written by: George Icke - Reporter

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