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About Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year Festival

2022 marks the Chinese Year of the Tiger. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of its kind in Scotland. Since its inception in 2019, it has been coordinated by Edinburgh Tourism Action Group (ETAG) as part of its China Ready initiative, generously supported by Heriot Watt University’s Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication.

This year, due to Covid19 guidelines, the programme will be a mix of online events, promotions, outdoor celebrations and exclusive offers – all featured on this website. 


About our sponsor

The Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication at Heriot-Watt University offers a wide range of services to promote educational, economic and cultural links between Scotland and China. Building on Heriot-Watt’s global reputation and well-developed Chinese strategy, it aims to:

  • Promote cross-cultural understanding
  • Provide Mandarin language tutoring
  • Support business engagement with China and Chinese culture
  • Facilitate organisations to be ‘China ready’
  • Develop focused activity streams with specific business sectors
  • Develop global mindsets and career opportunities for students
  • Foster joint research and academic collaborations

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