If there’s one thing that students need little encouragement to do, it is throw a party. University students in the UK are renowned for their fun-loving attitude so as Chinese New Year approaches students up and down the country are preparing to celebrate in style.

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is a celebration lasting more than two weeks, which follows centuries of tradition. It is one of the most important festivals in the Chinese calendar. On 19 February 2015, Chinese New Year celebrations will begin across the world as the Year of the Wood Goat is ushered in, with many cities putting on their own festivities, from parades to fireworks.

“UK universities are proud to welcome students from all over the world so it’s only right that we celebrate other culture’s festivals” comments Eri Cuanalo, CEO of Collegiate. “In many of the Collegiate cities, Chinese New Year celebrations will be held on Thursday and the following two weeks and I am sure that plenty of our residents will be taking part.”

In London, which each year hosts the biggest celebration in the world outside of China, Chinatown will be awash with streamers and the sound of firecrackers, while a parade and dragon dancers will lead the celebrations in the streets. Restaurants and bars will be putting on special menus and offers, while food and craft stalls will appear to entertain the crowds. A number of museums and galleries are also hosting their own celebrations and performances.

In Liverpool, crowds some 15,000 strong are expected to take to the streets in celebration of Chinese New Year, while in Bristol firecrackers, traditional lion dances and performances by local schools will be the order of the day. Similar events will occur across the country, while students celebrate the turning of another year in their own traditional fashion!

For more information on Chinese New Year celebrates in your city contact Collegiate on 01235 250 140, www.collegiate-ac.com or email tenants@collegiate-ac.com.