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England: Chinese New YearChinese dragon is known as a gregarious creature, and London’s celebration of this year’s Chinese New Year symbol on Sunday hopes to make this event just as social.

A colorful parade starting at 10 a.m. in Chinatown kicks off the party. From noon to 6 p.m., lively traditional festivities on Trafalgar Square include dragon dances, music and dancing. Community entertainment is scheduled during the same time on Shaftesbury Avenue.

For more information, go to www.londontown.com/LondonEvents/ChineseNewYear-Celebrations.

England: Adventure Travel ShowLearn from the specialists about off-the-beaten-track adventures at this weekend’s Adventure Travel Show in London’s Olympia.

Experts and travel planners will share their experiences on trips ranging from trekking and family adventures to wildlife encounters, safaris, overland expeditions and even career breaks.

Features include the Expedition Planning Zone, which helps you begin your adventure, and Discover Africa, with ideas for that once-in-a-lifetime journey. Seminars in travel writing and photography offer expert help for those wanting to make a little cash while on the road.

The show is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets cost 10 pounds (about $15) for adults and are free for those under 16 years.

Find more information at www.adventuretravellive.com.


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