Posts Tagged ‘Chinese New Year’

This month’s ‘Dimanches de la Canebiere’ on Sunday 25th February will be dedicated to celebrating the Year of the Dog: there will be a ‘Dance of the Dragon and Lion’ as well as martial arts.

It’s the 10th such event, when Marseille’s famous thoroughfare La Canebiere is pedestrianized and dedicated to entertainment, street food and market stalls.  Each month there is a special theme, usually involving music and dancing with lots of community participation.  Organised by the local mairie, 1st and 7th quartiers, it’s going from strength to strength, with more shops specially open and visitors pouring in – all part of reanimating centre-ville, struggling somewhat with commercial competition from La Joliette. Programme on: http://marseille1-7.fr/canebiere/

Maybe combine this with the 2 newly-opened Picasso exhibitions? https://aixcentric.com/2018/02/13/plenty-of-picasso-in-provence-right-now/





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Celebrations for the Year of the Dragon which begins officially on January 23rd will take place in Aix tomorrow night – Friday 20th.

The restaurant Cay Tam in rue de la Verrerie is organising a dance of two dragons with 15 dancers and musicians.  Drums, gongs and fireworks will add to the fun and of course the restaurant will be catering for the occasion.  The celebration starts at 21:00hrs.

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