Sheffield's Chinese New Year parade roars to life with showstopping lettuce-eating display through city centre

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Heavy rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of more than 100 people who turned out in Sheffield city centre to watch the Chinese Lion Dance Parade.

A team of costumed performers danced through the streets yesterday, accompanied by drums and cymbals, to welcome the 2022 Year of the Tiger for Chinese New Year.

The Lion stopped at the doors of Chinese businesses asking for permission to come in before devouring whole lettuces and dancing for customers.

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The performers, made up of the Sheffield Chinese Lion Dance Team, wound their way through the streets for two hours from the City Hall to London Road.

The Lion stops outside ALS Gongcha on Eyre Street.The Lion stops outside ALS Gongcha on Eyre Street.
The Lion stops outside ALS Gongcha on Eyre Street.
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