February, and the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. This is a slightly English version of the Chinese New Year celebrations, but they also happen to be the biggest in the world outside of China ! Large crowds are punctuated by the odd dragon, Chinese food and a parade. Interestingly, Chinatown in London has been located in a number of areas, with the one we all know now, near Leicester Square, only being established in the 70's.

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