Happy Chinese New Year!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2011 – the year of the Rabbit


Today (3rd February) marks the  beginning of celebrations to welcome in the New Year and will continue for more than two weeks.

The Chinese New Year is an important celebration following the Chinese Lunar calendar. It coincides with the new moon on the first day and ends on the 15th day of the first lunar month. The calendar is divided into a 12 year cycle and each year is named after a certain animal. This year is the Year of the Rabbit and the new year symbolises a year of calm reflection where diplomacy is on the forefront.

Not only is the Chinese New Year known as the Lunar New Year it is also known as the Spring Festival because the new year is the beginning of spring and is considered as a very lucky time for all marking a new start.

Celebrations take place and include the age old tradition of  authentic, dancing lions and dragons, fire crackers and fireworks. As red is considered lucky, the colour is mainly used in decorations around homes and red envelopes are filled with money and given as gifts. It is also a  time when families and friends gather to spend time together and wish each other good fortune in the upcoming year.

Holidays to China
China has a lot on offer and the New Year celebrations are just sample of  this. This vast country has plenty to explore with beautiful landscapes and old traditions. Experience China first hand and discover more by joining a tour with Wendy Wu Tours.

China Contrasts – 11 day tour
To get the most from one visit to China, look no further than the Grand Tour. This comprehensive itinerary includes all the main sights as well as allowing some time for relaxation.

Departing 26th February 2011 WAS £1,490pp – NOW £1,390pp

Magnificent China 21 day tour
Take an in-depth look at the best of China on one of our most popular tours. All the famous sights are covered along with some special treats.

Departing 13th March 2011 WAS £2,690 – NOW £2,590pp

China Highlights – 27 day tour
Our best value tour to China explores the famous sights of this fascinating land as well as many of its hidden treasures. See historic cities, fabulous landscapes and the famous panda reserve in Chengdu.

Departing 19th March 2011 WAS £2,590 – NOW £2,490pp

Grand Tour of China27 day tour
To get the most from one visit to China, look no further than the Grand Tour. This comprehensive itinerary includes all the main sights as well as allowing some time for relaxation.

Departing 27th April 2011 WAS £3,190pp – NOW £3,090pp

All the above tours are based on British Airways flights.
Book by 18th February 2011. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Terms and conditions apply.

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