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Celebrating Chinese New Year with the Confucius Institute in Edinburgh.

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Chinese New Year - Year of the Monkey 2016. This year we celebrated with the Confucius Institute in Edinburgh.

It was a brisk night here in Edinburgh on the 12th of February but I was glowing at the thought of warm Chinese Dumplings and seeing the lanterns illuminate the sky.

A cheerful welcome followed by a glass of juice, beer, or wine before exploring the many rooms inside Abden House.

Each room was set out with a variety of entertainment and food. You could enjoy karaoke, and animations, or have a go at one of the board games.

The vegetarian dumplings were delicious!

Soon it was time to set off the sky lanterns.

Thank you to the Confucius Institute of Scotland for a brilliant night. Did you celebrate Chinese New Year? I would love to hear your stories. Please email to and I will share the best ones on the Facebook page.

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