Almost half a million people in the UK are set to celebrate Chinese New Year.
The celebrations are widely viewed as the most important holiday for Chinese people worldwide and festivities continue until the famous Lantern Festival in early March. Gerald Vernon-Jackson will be celebrating with the Chinese Community in Portsmouth at the Guildhall for their Annual Chinese Variety Show.
Commenting, Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South stated:
“The Chinese community in Portsmouth is very diverse and very strong, and this time of year helps recognise and celebrate that fact.
“I hope the festivities offer an opportunity for the Chinese community to reflect on their superb achievements locally as well as enable them to look forward and celebrate what’s to come.
“I would like to send my warmest greetings to everyone celebrating Chinese New Year, may you have a prosperous new year.”