The annual Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House and Gardens in west London.
Video of Chinese New Year celebrations in London in 2014, with various events e.g. lion dance, dragon dance, music performance and other traditional shows.
In the “real” Chinese cities most people celebrate Chinese New Year with their family at home, a CNY festival of this scale is actually uncommon. In fact, some places like Kuala Lumpur are usually quite empty during this period as many have travelled back to hometown or vacationing somewhere else. Happy Lunar New Year.
Promotional images for Chinese drama series The Imperial Doctress, starring Liu Shishi, Wallace Huo and Huang Xuan. The drama is based on famous female doctor Tan Yunxian [1461–1554, wiki] in Ming Dynasty, the plots seem fictional though.
Regardless of the storyline, the costumes look really neat and attentive to details. It’s also said to adhere to the real fashion in that era.
Actress Angelababy wishing everyone a Happy Chinese New Year. 2014 is the year of the Wooden Horse according to Chinese astrology. And red is the de facto colour for Chinese New Year and also other celebratory events in Chinese culture. Photos via Sohu [Cn].
Chinese paintings from Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) of some ancient “beauties” in their daily livings. The artworks were painted on folding screens (184cm x 98cm) and are currently stored in Beijing’s Palace Museum. Image via Xinhuanet [Cn]…