Chinese New Year in Madrid

Year of the Ox Celebrations 2021!

Lion Dancers Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2021

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to present a challenge, health and safety measures continue to adjust to the current conditions. This year all the Lunar New Year activities have moved online. At any rate, we want to wish you a harmonious, healthy and peaceful Spring Festival.

Chinese New Year celebrations are becoming quite popular in Madrid where there is a sizable Chinese population.

The suburb of Usera and the Chinese Cultural Center are at the epicenter of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Madrid. Activities are organized by the various sponsors, community organizations, the Chinese Embassy, the Confucius Institute, the Chinese Cultural Center and many others.

The celebrations are held over a couple of weeks, with the main festivities held during Chinese New Year's Day or a subsequent weekend.

Kids will enjoy the open air events which typically include the lion dances, Kung Fu exhibitions, cultural performances as well as a market with traditional handicrafts, and of course the Dragon Parade. There are also concerts, workshops, food events, etc. Here's what's happening this year:

Chinese New Year Events in Madrid

Welcoming The Year Of The Ox Chinese New Year Parade

A fantastic dragon parade welcomes the New Year in the Suburb of Usera.

Participants include the many Chinese Associations, sports clubs and other educational groups, all colorfully dressed in traditional garb and the elders sporting imperial robes.

It is always a very colorful and lively event and great fun for children to learn about Chinese culture and traditions!

Lion Dancers parade through the streets and plazas...

Lion Dancers Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

These are colorful and noisy events with energetic performers and lots of drumming and cymbal action...

Lion Dancers Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

There is of course also the majestic dragons parading through the streets of the suburbs and spreading good luck to all...

Dragon Parade in Madrid during Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year Parade 2021

When?: 2021 SUSPENDED

Where?: Barrio de Usera
Parade Route: Starts at c/ Marcelo Usera esq. c/ Olvido - Av. De Rafaela Ibarra - c/ Dolores Barranco

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Year Parade in Madrid (en español)

Chinese New Year Fair in Usera 2021

What?:Games, food trucks, cultural performances, tea ceremonies, arts and craft demos, martial arts...

When?: 2021 SUSPENDED

Where?: Carpa Feria Junta de Distrito de Usera, EMT: 6,60, 81 / Metro: Usera y Plaza Elíptica-L6 (Circular)

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Year Fair in Usera (en español)

Chinese New Year Fireworks in Usera 2021

What?: The lake will be lit with thousands of water flowers and the festival concludes with a fantastic fireworks display

When?: 2021 SUSPENDED

Where?: Lago de Pradolongo junto al templete

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Year Fireworks in Usera (en español)

Chinese New Year Fair at Plaza de España

It's a great carnival atmosphere for kids who get to enjoy the bright lanterns, the dragons and lions, many shows, parades and games...

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

At the festival, there are a number of performances, from acrobatics, Chinese Opera, folk dances, etc. Kung Fu shows are some of the most popular...

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year Fair at Plaza de España 2021

When?: 2021 SUSPENDED

Where?: Plaza De España

How Much?: FREE!

More Info: Chinese New Near in Madrid Plaza de España Fair (en español)

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Concerts, Workshops, Exhibitions at the Chinese Cultural Center

Where?: Chinese Cultural Center in Madrid - General Pardiñas 73, 28006

How Much?: Free. Some events require advance reservation.

More Info: Centro Cultural de China en Madrid (en español)

Red Lanterns decorate Plaza de Espana for Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

Chinese New Year in Madrid

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Let's Celebrate!

May the New Year turn out to be a very special one for you and your family...
filling each day with peak of health...
abundance of happiness...
bountiful prosperity...
and Zen like serenity...

Gōng Xǐ Fā Cái!

You can decorate easily with traditional or battery-operated lanterns, paper cuttings, lucky coins and banners to add a splash to the celebrations!

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