Here came the Chinese New Year, with little flowers already in blossom in parks in London. According to schedule, a group of Chinese students held an informal workshop titled “Methodology of Making and Eating Dumplings” on the eve of the Year of Snake. In spite of lack of experience, all participants contributed to the empirical section and produced delicious food. During the following entertainment section, they sang songs hilariously and enjoyed themselves very much.
On the first day of the New Year, people were attracted to the Trafalgar Square for the various performances that lasted from morning to evening. At the end of the show, beautiful fireworks drew hurrah from the crowd. It felt kind of weird to celebrate the Spring Festival in rain instead of in snow, though.
Then there was the gala jointly held by seven branches of Chinese Students and Scholars Association across London, including CSSA-King’s. Songs, dances, talk shows, and stage plays were designed to fit in the theme “Memory”, and did remind the audience of adolescent years. Thus, the festival atmosphere was decorated with both melancholy and laughter, which extended into a serene night and a happy new year.