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GALLERY: Chinese New Year 2015

Torrential weather batters Year of the Ram revellers

Published on February 23rd 2015.

GALLERY: Chinese New Year 2015

DESPITE the torrential weather thousands gathered in Manchester city centre to celebrate Chinese New Year and the arrival of The Year of the Ram (or is that goat, or sheep, or just '羊'?)

As you'd expect, Manchester - with over 13,000 ethnic Chinese residents (double this when the students are in town) and the third largest Chinatown in Europe - throws quite a New Year bash.

Thousands of red lanterns flooded the city as crowds packed in to watch martial arts displays, traditional Lion dancing and the now famous 175ft Dragon Parade and fireworks finale.

Here's how it went off...

(photos courtesy of Chris Keller-Jackson at crankphoto.co.uk)

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Mark FullerFebruary 24th 2015.

City centre comedian Pat Karnage , looked resplendent in his traditional Chinese costume.

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AnonymousFebruary 24th 2015.

Pat isn't one to miss an opportunity to get his mug in the MEN. He's Manchester's answer to that Canadian Mayor.

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