19th February 2015 sees the start of the Chinese New Year of the Sheep, continuing through to the 8th February 2016 this years element is Wood.
There will be celebrations around the country within Chinese communities including the spectacle of Lion and Dragon dances to bring good fortune for the coming year.
One of the highlights is a parade in London and this year this will be held on Sunday 22nd February starting at 10am. The whole event runs until 6pm so there are plenty of other things going on not to mention plenty of demonstrations of various Chinese Martial Arts.
More information can be found on the Greater London Authority web site: