Dr. Wyman Chan is a highly regarded teeth whitening in London dentist and the vice chairman of the London Chinatown Chinese Association (LCCA). This year, he assumed overall responsibility for organising the Chinese New Year in London celebrations supported by the Mayor of London’s Office.
Thanks to Dr. Wyman Chan and his team, Chinese New Year came to the West End in a breathtaking blaze of colour on Sunday 10th February 2013. Half a million braved the rain and headed into the centre of the capital to herald the Year of the Snake, which is all about action, change, innovation and achievement.
The festivities offered revellers a feast of Chinese culture, including a gravity defying lion dance, fireworks and a variety of performers from China and the UK including critically acclaimed tenor, Paul Potts and Emmy The Great (formerly of Noah and the Whale).
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who is supporting the celebrations, says, “London’s Chinese New Year celebrations will be without doubt an early highlight of 2013. Bringing hundreds of thousands of people into central London it is one of the most exuberant and colourful events of the year, with Londoners and visitors alike enjoying acrobats, musicians and performers from the UK and China itself. As we get set for the Year of the Snake, have a wonderful celebration. Kung Hei Fat Choy.”
The opening ceremony with the traditional eye dotting ceremony, saw dignitaries including Chinese Ambassador to the UK, Mr. Liu Xiao Ming and Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture Munira Mirza turn out. A dramatic firecracker display signaled a cultural feast of Chinese music, dance and acrobatics, all organized by teeth whitening in London dentist, Dr. Wyman Chan!
As well as musician Emmy the Great, 100 performers took their places on the Trafalgar Square main stage, including the world-renowned Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance and variety performers from Guangdong and Sichuan Provinces.
London’s Chinese New Year celebrations were extremely family friendly. As well as the parade and festival, there were stalls offering a variety of souvenirs including lanterns, paper dragons, drums and paper cutting artwork and people attending were also invited to sample the delicious regional food that is served in and around Chinatown.
Teeth whitening in London dentist and vice chairman of the LCCA, Dr. Wyman Chan says, “Chinese New Year is the big event of the year for the worldwide Chinese community. It’s been celebrated for thousands of years, but nowadays it is welcomed by over a sixth of the world’s population. It is wonderful to witness the celebration of Chinese culture in London. This multi-cultural city sees the largest celebration of Chinese New Year outside Asia. Kung Hei Fat Choy!”