Wishing tree 1
Thousands of Londoners re-enacted an ancient Hong Kong tradition by throwing their colourful 'wishes' into the replica 'Wishing Tree' created by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London for the London Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration on 6 February
Wishing tree 2
By the end of the day the 'Wishing Tree' in London Chinatown was festooned with colourful 'wishes'
Mrs Agnes Allcock, Director General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, gave a welcoming speech at the Chinese New Year reception at the Whitehall Banqueting House in London
Welcoming the Year of the Rabbit with a toast: Mrs Agnes Allcock, Director General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, Ms Dawn Page, Director, UK and Northern Europe Hong Kong Tourism Board in London, Miss Lore Buscher, Regional Director Europe, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council; and Miss Mary Chow, Hong Kong's Special Representative to the European Union.
The London CNY reception ended with a loud and colourful lion dance featuring two lions.
Chinese New Year 2011