مرحبا بكم فى الحي الصيني

اول منطقة كانت تعرف بالحي الصيني فى لندن كانت تقع فى منطقة تسمى بى لمهاوس تقع فى الطرف الشرقي من لندن

فى بداية القرن العشرين كان عدد سكان الصينيين يتمركزون فى تلك المنطقة  التى انشاؤ بها العديد من المتاجر لصالح البحَّارة الصينين الذين يترددون على منطقة الموانئ

المنطقة اصبحت معروفة من خلال التقارير والحكايات المبالغ فيها بأنها وكر للأفيون وحى للفقراء على انها منطقة مطاعم وأسواق صينية رغم ذلك اغلب المنطقة تضررت نتيجة القنابل التى سقطت فيها خلال الحرب العالمية الثانية

بالرغم من عدد الصينيين الكبار فى السن الذين اختارو العيش فى المنطقة فيما بعد الحرب ، زات شعبية الااكل الصيني  مع تدفق المهاجرين من هنكونك آذت الى زيادة عدد المطاعم الصينية التى تفتح فى مناطق اخرى من لندن

ملاحظة: سيكون هناك احتفال كبير يبداء من ترفالقر سكوير ويتجه الى اللحى الصيني وهو احتفال راس السنة

وهذه السنة تسمى فى التقويم الصيني بسنة الديك

اقراء المزيد فى نهاية الصفحة

The first area in London known as Chinatown was located in the Limehouse area of the East End of London.At the start of the 20th century, the Chinese population of London was concentrated in that area, setting up businesses which catered to the Chinese sailors who frequented in Docklands. The area began to become known through exaggerated reports and tales of (the then-legal) opium dens and slum housing, rather than the Chinese restaurants and supermarkets in the current Chinatown. However, much of the area was damaged by aerial bombing during the Blitz in World War II, although a number of elderly Chinese still choose to live in this area. After World War II, however, the growing popularity of Chinese cuisine and an influx of immigrants from Hong Kong led to an increasing number of Chinese restaurants being opened elsewhere.

الحي الصيني والذى يقع فى منطقة شافزبرى لم يبدأ بالتأسيس الى عام 1970 حتى ذلك الحين ، منطقة سوهو هى المتعارف عليها والتى كانت منهكة على شارع جيرارد على الطريق العام

The present Chinatown, which is off Shaftesbury Avenue did not start to be established until the 1970s. Up until then, it was a regular Soho area, run-down, with Gerrard Street the main thoroughfare. It was dominated by the Post Office, facing Macclesfield Street, and other major establishments were The Tailor & Cutter House, at 43/44, now a Chinese supermarket and restaurant, the Boulougne Restaurant, near the Wardour Street end, and by Peter Mario’s Restaurant at the other end. Other businesses included a master baker’s, the Sari Centre, Lesgrain French Coffee House, Harrison Marks’ Glamour Studio, an Indian restaurant and various brothels. Probably the first Chinese restaurants opened in Lisle Street, parallel to Gerrard St, and then spread gradually. The Tailor & Cutter did not close down until around 1974(ref:Wiki)

John Dryden (1631–1700) lived for a while at 43 Gerrard Street, which is commemorated by a blue plaque. Another plaque, on number 9, marks the meeting of Samuel Johnson and Joshua Reynolds at the Turk’s Head Tavern to found The Club, a dining club, in 1764. In fiction, Charles Dickens sets the home of Mr Jaggers, the lawyer in Great Expectations, in “a house on the south side of that street. Rather a stately house of its kind, but dolefully in want of painting, and with dirty windows [and with …] a stone hall… a dark brown staircase … dark brown rooms… panelled walls”. A Royal Society of Arts blue plaque commemorates Edmund Burke at 37 Gerrard Street.

In 1953, No. 4 Gerrard Street was a small studio where the theatrical photographer George Harrison Marks and his partner Pamela Green, lived and worked. By the late 1950s, with the success of Kamera Publications, they had taken over No. 5 next door and had a much larger studio on the top floor. In the early 1960s the ground floor at No. 4 became a gallery. The director Michael Powell copied their sets for the classic film Peeping Tom, in which Green also starred.

A basement in Gerrard Street was the location of the first rehearsal of Led Zeppelin in August 1968, where they played “Train Kept A-Rollin'”.The exact location of the basement is unknown, and it is believed to have been converted into business premises many years ago.

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Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival in China, is the most important traditional holiday in China.

When Is Chinese New Year 2017?

Chinese New Year 2017 is on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.

The Most Important Dates of Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year’s Eve: the day of family reunions
On a Chinese calendar: 除夕 Chúxī /choo-sshee/ ‘getting-rid-of evening’
Chinese New Year’s Day: the day of (close) family visits and New Year greetings
On a Chinese calendar: 初一 Chūyī /choo-ee/ ‘first 1’

2017 Is a Rooster Year!
Chinese New Year 2017 begins a year of the Rooster. It’s considered a bad year for “Roosters”: people born in a Rooster year. See How to Avoid Bad Luck in 2017 If You’re a Rooster.

“Roosters” are hardworking, resourceful, courageous, and talented.

(Reference:Chinahighlight.com)

Everyone is welcome to join the party, of course, but if you’re hoping for a delicious meal (to help fuel all that dancing you’ll be doing) at one of London’s top Chinese restaurants, you’ll definitely need to book ahead, as things get busy – like, really busy. In the meantime, here’s our round-up of parties and places to welcome in the Chinese New Year in London in suitably grandiose style.(Ref:Timeout)


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