Chinese New Year

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Glasgow Chinatown
Glasgow Chinatown

The Chinese community in Scotland, originating from both Mainland China and Hong Kong, numbers just over 10,000 people with the most significant population in Glasgow. Charing Cross and Garnethill are two areas of Glasgow that have become Scotland’s Chinatown. Like other Chinese communities worldwide, the Scottish Chinese have their own New Year celebrations, which have now become a significant feature of the Scottish winter cultural calendar, particularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Organisations such as the Scotland China Organisation and Edinburgh Chinese School help to promote and raise awareness of the new year celebrations as well as other Chinese cultural practices within Scotland.

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