01 Feb A getaway to Barcelona during the Chinese New Year
You cannot travel to China to celebrate the arrival of the Monkey Year? Don’t worry; we help you with an alternative plan. It has to do with a trip to Barcelona, where you can enjoy the celebration of the spring festival. Would you like to know more about it? We tell you everything, just keep reading.
What to do in the Chinese New Year in Barcelona
During February the Fire Monkey will be the star in the streets of Barcelona. As many travellers know, the Chinese year is governed by the moon calendar – instead of the Gregorian one that we use – and it can change every year depending on the moon phases. This 2016 it will take place from the 7th of February to the 15th and all the Chinese community in Barcelona is preparing all the necessary. If you want to celebrate and try their traditions, first of all you must clean and sweep your house before New Year arrives. You can also use the red colour to make Nian, the monster, run away from your walls.
In Barcelona you can enjoy the party in the Sagrada Familia area. That’s why if you want to make a reservation in a Chinese Restaurant, we recommend to choose this suburb. You will find devils, castellers and giants. The Chinese New Year starts at midday, so you will be able to see the dances during all day.
Performances and daily life in Barcelona
The most popular spaces to enjoy these celebrations are the Gaudi Square and the Jardins de la Industria. There are many concerts and spectacles during all day. There are many Centres like the Confucio Institue that are the ones that organize all these events.
By the way, if you want to sleep in the Sagrada Familia area, we recommend you to make your bookings by now as there is a lot of demand during these weeks.