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2021 Edinburgh Official Chinese New Year Concert

At Home

The rat has leapt, the ox has come, let’s welcome a brand new year! Due to coronavirus restrictions, the annual gala event will take place online instead of its established home at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall....

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CNY Cycle Trail: Bristo Square to the Botanic Gardens

Old Town & New Town

Cycling route: 7.5km; allow 2-3 hours. On this easy-going cycling trail, you will explore Edinburgh’s historic New Town and Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens, currently host to an art installation for Chinese New Year. Throw in...

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CNY Walking Trail: Chiang Yee’s view of Edinburgh

Blackford Hill

Walking route: 2.5 miles; Easy going. Allow 2 hours. Chiang Yee (b:1933; d:1977) was a Chinese poet, author, painter and calligrapher. He spent time in Edinburgh in 1943 and lived in Marchmont. He was ‘dazzled’...

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Scotch Whisky Experience Turns Red for Chinese New Year

Royal Mile

Fri 12 Feb. The Scotch Whisky Experience, at the top of the Royal Mile, will be lit red to mark Chinese New Year on the evening of Friday 12th February.

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Edinburgh Castle Turns Red for Chinese New Year

Royal Mile

Fri 12 Feb. Edinburgh’s iconic castle will be lit red to mark Chinese New Year on the evening of Friday 12th February.

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Exploring the National Museum of Scotland: Discover Your Zodiac Animal

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The East Asian calendar uses a unique system to measure and mark the passing of time. In this short animation from the National Museum of Scotland, discover the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac and...

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Mandarin at the Museum: Language and Virtual Trail for Young People in P5-P7

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With your Chinese dragon guide, Dàhăi, learn how to say colours in Mandarin, explore the museum collections virtually and create your own Chinese object card. This resource from National Museums Scotland is aimed at Primary 5-7...

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Exploring the National Museum of Scotland: Meet the Qilin

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In China, the mythical Qilin creature is carved into stone sculptures, animated on lacquer art, painted on porcelain and described in poetry and literature. But what exactly is a Qilin? Find out all about this...

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CNY Video Series: Chinese Lanterns and the Lantern Festival

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Fri 26 Feb. The last day of the Spring Festival is the Lantern Festival, this short video from Heriot Watt University’s Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication introduces the different kinds of lanterns found...

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Video Series: How NOT to prepare food at Chinese New Year!

At Home

Fri 19 Feb. Heriot Watt Chinese language students Brodie Lawrence and Robin Wilson share their unconventional and fun methods of cooking traditional Chinese food with limited resources while living in lockdown.

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Virtual Taster Class: Introduction to Tai Chi

At Home

This event has passed. Mon 15 Feb and Wed 17 Feb, 12.15pm. Two introductory online Tai Chi taster sessions which will be taken by Wen Li, a regular teacher of Heriot Watt University’s Confucius Institute’s...

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Virtual Learning: Chinese Banquets at Chinese New Year

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This event has passed. Wed 17 Feb, 6.30pm. Chinese dining etiquette follows rituals and customs that reflect the core of Chinese culture to respect and honour each other. This taster class brought to you by...

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