Chinese New Year 2020 Madrid
Chinese New Year Madrid
For the 5th consecutive year, Madrid celebrates the Chinese New Year 2020. The 2020 is known as the Year of the Rat, beginning on January 25, most activities in Madrid will be held from January 24 to 26, although there will be events until 16 February, with cultural and festive programme for all tastes and ages! If you are visiting the Capital, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Madrid and other famous cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
The celebration of the Chinese New Year, which dates back more than 4,000 years ago, coincides with the beginning of the crop cycle, bids farewell to winter and welcomes a new season, is also known as the “Spring Festival”. The main venue for Chinese New Year 2020 will be the marquee in the square of Usera District Council where the Year of the Rat Stage will be located. One of the most awaited moments for residents and visitors who celebrate Chinese New Year 2020 is the Multicultural Parade (held on Sunday 26 January from 11am to 1pm) which goes through the main streets of Usera (Route: Departs from c/ Marcelo Usera on the corner of c/ Olvido – Av. De Rafaela Ibarra – c/ Dolores Barranco).
More than 1,000 artists will participate in this parade for Chinese New Year 2020, which will fill the neighbourhood with magic, costumes brought from China, dragons and giant lions, iconographic elements from China, lanterns made by children and live music. At the end of the parade at 1.30pm, an acrobatic circus will perform a show with different circus disciplines in Olof Palme Park, which will delight everyone thanks to the technical difficulty of the acrobatics, juggling, dance, contortion, impossible balancing acts.
On the previous evening (Saturday January 25 at 6pm; Fireworks at 8pm) Chinese New Year 2020 will bring the traditional Light Festival, a show with lights, music and colours. From the square in front of Usera Distric Council you will be guided to the Pradolongo Park where you will be able to enjoy oriental and western fusion music. The lake will be illuminated with hundreds of floating lanterns that will be distributed among adults and children alike, for them to be put into the lake whilst making a wish for the Chinese New Year 2020.