Celebrating Chinese New Year: 2019, the Year of the Pig

Will you be celebrating Chinese New Year in London tonight?

Thousands of visitors will be soaking up the incredible atmosphere in Chinatown and enjoying a feast for all the senses; from the spectacle of hundreds of red lanterns welcoming thousands of visitors, to a host of delicious tastes and smells emanating from restaurants on this, their busiest night of the year. Celebrations will run for about two weeks, beginning tonight and finishing in two weeks’ time with the traditional lantern festival.

Or maybe you’re with like the majority of Chinese families, who prefer to stay home for a traditional family reunion dinner instead.

Preparing a home for Chinese New Year

Many families will have been busy getting their homes ready for tonight’s celebrations for weeks now, giving them a deep clean and planning where to put their mainly-red decorations to welcome in the new year: it’s traditional to give every room a thorough clean ahead of the new year’s eve dinner, which includes sweeping all the floors to symbolise brushing away bad luck for the coming year; however, it’s considered to be bad luck to sweep floors on new year’s day itself as it’s thought it could sweep wealth away for the year.

We think these beautiful properties would be the perfect places to host your own family reunion dinner: 


  1. https://www.jackson-stops.co.uk/properties/12166083/sales

  2. https://www.jackson-stops.co.uk/properties/12170429/sales


  3. https://www.jackson-stops.co.uk/properties/11466455/lettings

Do get in touch if you would like to find out more details or arrange a viewing. In the meantime, we wish you and your families a very happy new year.