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Happy Chinese New Year from all at Sefton Council

We want to wish all Sefton residents a Happy Chinese New Year. People across the world will be celebrating the arrival of New Year at the start of February 2022.

Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring festival, festivities take place for just over two weeks to mark the transition into the next year, from Tuesday 1 February until Wednesday 15 February.

There are twelve Chinese zodiac animals, each of which is linked to certain characteristics and elements, and they rotate each year. In 2022, we welcome in the Year of the Tiger. In Chinese culture, the Tiger is a valued animal because of its kind, adventurous and enthusiastic nature.

Today (Tuesday 1 Feburary) The Atkinson will illuminate in red in honour of the new year signifying good fortune and joy to everyone.

Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, Cllr Hardy, said: “I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year. Merseyside is home to Europe’s oldest Chinese community and the Lunar New Year is a wonderful opportunity for people to come together in celebration of our Chinese community.”

Happy Chinese New Year from Sefton Council! 2022 is the year of the Tiger. Gong Hei Fat Choy!