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Ilford children celebrate Chinese New Year

PUBLISHED: 12:54 01 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 01 February 2017

Chinese new year crafts at Redbridge Central Library. Swastikaa Mulewa, age 4 making a Chinese lantern.

Chinese new year crafts at Redbridge Central Library. Swastikaa Mulewa, age 4 making a Chinese lantern.

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Excited youngsters welcomed the Chinese New Year in style, by building beautiful authentic lanterns.

On the same day the world saw in the Year of the Rooster, on Saturday, children crammed into Redbridge Central Library, in Clements Road, Ilford, to get a taste of the celebrations.

They were taught how to make special lanterns, and other Chinese themed decorations, and these were hung around the library.

Among the youngsters were Swastikaa Mulewa, Rayyan Itussain and Artshitha Menon.


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