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Chinese New Year 2023

London celebrated the Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rabbit – in Gerrard Street, Soho, and the surrounding area, on Sunday 22 January 2023, when thousands of people travelled to central London.

Although neither ‘peach’ blossom (Prunus mume) nor tangerines (Citrus reticulata) were in evidence, lettuces (Lactuca sativa) were hung outside premises waiting to be eaten by the lions which pushed their way through the crowds.

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