Do you want to celebrate Lunar New Year this year? Well then, you’re in luck. Newcastle has so many ways to celebrate the New Year festivities, so have a look at our best ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year this year and see if any take your fancy to bring the new year in with a bang.
Just a stones-throw away from Newcastle, in the heart of Durham is where the Northeast celebrations are kicking off. Dunelm House is the place to be this Lunar New Year – with celebrations starting from around 10 am and lasting until early evening. In the heart of Durham, there are so many ways to embrace yourself within Lunar New Year with activities such as handling ancient objects from the Oriental Museum, learning Chinese with Durham University, and seeing someone catch the ‘lucky lettuce’ in the heart of Durham.
Later on in the evening, there’s also a university showcase where there will be a traditional performance of the song and dance given by the Chinese Scholars and Student Association, the Han Fu Society, and Durham Chinese School right in the heart of the city centre. This show is not to be missed and it’ll get you in the festive spirit.
Who doesn’t love the taste of bao bun, ramen, or some scrumptious sushi? Well, lucky for you Newcastle has so many ways to explore Asian cuisine this Lunar New Year. One of our favourite spots in the city is the hidden gem, Bao Down – right in the nooks of Grainer market. Specialising in bao buns, gyozas and topped fries, this amazing independent business isn’t one to miss if you fancy some authentic Asian cuisine at the touch of your fingertips – it's one of our favourites. You down?
Another authentic place we love is The Little Dumpling House. Set right in the heart of Newcastle city centre, this hole-in-the-wall offers a range of exceptionally tasty authentic Asian foods for everyone to love. From gyozas to dumplings, this is the perfect place to satisfy your curiosities right in the heart of the toon. We feel so authentic when eating here, you could easily be in the heart of Asia enjoying your food without the long-haul flight – what’s not to miss?
So, with the year of the dragon creeping up on us, make sure you celebrate the right way on the 10th of February and treat yourself to maybe learning a new skill, seeing some oriental ornaments, or eating some delicious Asian cuisine to welcome the new year in.