Chinese New Year 2020

What’s on for 2020 Chinese New Year in Sheffield 


ratIt’s the year of the Metal Rat in Chinese culture, and it is said to be a particularly luck filled year for almost all zodiac signs! As with regular custom it’s also said that if it’s the year of the animal you were born in, then you will be blessed with extra good luck and fortune. So if you’re a previous Year of the Rat baby, count yourself DOUBLE BLESSED. According to a lot of zodiac sites it’s also apparently the best time to start up a business idea, but only if it’s carefully planned out! The festivity is a time for honouring ancestors, religious ceremony and reuniting with family members, and there are quite a few cultural events going on around the city this weekend to get involved in.

Here are just few you might be interested in!




At the Owen Building, City view restaurant today, there will be food, drink, and entertainment! Get tickets here.





On Monday 27th of January at Sheffield City Hall there will be a huge celebration held, featuring cultural exhibits and activities, food and drink, Chinese Arts competition for schools, a China in photographs competition, various stalls and a free live performance in the ballroom. You can find out more and get your tickets here. 




This free event at John Lewis & Partners in town centre will feature fashion talks, a prize draw and live music: 






A family friendly event here, at Cutlery Works with a Lion Dance performance, arts and crafts for kids, and exhibitions:




There are a couple nights out at Sheffield clubs too that you can check out at Corporation and Tsuki restaurant and bar.

Whatever you decide to get up to, I hope you have a wonderful year full or prosperity and riches! Here’s to the Year of the Metal Rat!

Written and illustrated by Jess Brown