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Man City kick off Chinese New Year celebrations

ZABA: Chinese New Year

ZABA: Chinese New Year

With the Year of the Rooster commencing in seven days time, Manchester City has a host of activities planned as we kick off our Chinese New Year celebrations at the Spurs game.

The new lunar year officially begins on Saturday 28 January and in preparation we'll be treating fans to a colourful spectacle at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

Lion dancers and Chinese Kung Fu demonstrations are just some of the activities we have lined up for supporters on the Blue Carpet and City Square stage, while you’ll also want to get your hands on one of the 2000 fortune cookies we’re handing out.

Each lucky cookie holds the key to a number of City discounts and giveaways that you're sure to enjoy.

The festivities will grace all parts of the Etihad Campus and over at the City Football Academy we’ll also be gearing up for the Rooster’s arrival at the pre-match City Family Day event.

Supporters can take part in free Kung Fu classes, in addition to the usual football-themed games and activities on offer.

The celebrations begin in earnest next weekend, when we will join the city-wide welcoming of the Year of the Rooster.

As an official sponsor of the city of Manchester’s Chinese New Year event, we will have our very own pop-up fan zone on New Cathedral Street, where fans can enjoy a variety of football activities, traditional Chinese games with a City twist and a unique VR experience.

Supporters can visit the fanzone between 10am-8pm every day from Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 January, where you can buy an exclusive, limited edition Year of the Rooster City t-shirt and take part in numerous prize giveaways.

Make sure you join in for a chance to win scarves, discount vouchers, tickets to a City Family Fun Day and a 2016/17 home kit signed by the first team squad.

Commenting on the upcoming celebrations, former Blue and current Club ambassador to China, Sun Jihai, said: "Everyone at Manchester City is delighted to be welcoming in the Year of the Rooster with our fans across the globe.

"Chinese New Year is one of my favourite times of the year and to have the opportunity to bring the excitement of football and Chinese culture together is incredible."

The celebrations will take place across City Football Group family, with New York City and Melbourne City also marking the occasion with their fans and players as all three clubs collaborate to ring in the Year of the Rooster together.

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