Chinese New Year in Barcelona

Local fiestas

This event has been canceled in solidarity with those affected by the coronavirus.

The Chinese Celebration of the New Year is this year on Saturday 1st February with a big parade in the streets of Eixample and Born quarter, between Estación del Norte and the Arc de Triomf. The parade will be another year the main event of the celebration in Barcelona of the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, which this year is dedicated to the Rat or Mouse, in Chinese: 鼠, shǔ (we will enter in the year 4718 that according to the calendar Chinese zodiac corresponds to the Rat or Mouse).

The parade, organized by numerous cultural entities such as the Institut Confuci Foundation of Barcelona and Casa Asia, will begin at 11:30 a.m., and between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. there will be a gastronomic and cultural fair, and shows on stage located on the Lluís Companys promenade (from 12:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.).

A multitudinous event

In Barcelona there are approximately 20,000 people with Chinese roots. This fact, added to the large number of volunteers who help organize or participate in the festive events (more than 1,000) and the very essence of the celebration (colorful, cheerful, held outdoors), have allowed year after year to join more attendees until it becomes a multitudinous event.

What does the Rat mean in the Chinese horoscope?

Although the celebration of the Chinese New Year in Barcelona is on February 2, the Chinese year actually begins on January 25 and will end on February 11, 2021. Those born under the influence of the Rat and according to the Chinese horoscope tend to be popular, insightful people (they are good for business), hardworking, brave, creative ... but be careful, they can get angry easily if you propose it.

With what signs of the Chinese zodiac is the Rat compatible and incompatible?

They get along well with people born under the influence of Monkey, Dragon and Buffalo.
They get along badly with people born under the influence of the Tiger, Horse, Goat and Rooster.