Major celebrations like Easter and Christmas and Bonfire Night and Halloween might only come but once every 12 months – but in February it will be time to light your firecrackers ready to celebrate another New Year.

Just 39 days after the world welcomed 2016, the Chinese Zodiac New Year will begin on February 8 with the Year of the Monkey.

Don’t forget the key phrase – Kung Hey Fat Choi! (Happy New Year) – if you join the celebrations in Birmingham.

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