One of the South West’s biggest Lunar New Year celebrations is returning this year

One of the South West’s biggest Lunar New Year celebrations is returning this year

Posted on: 17 Jan 2023

Much loved Eastgate Road supermarket Wai Yee Hong is bringing back their popular Lunar New Year celebrations after a two-year break.


The Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) event will take place at Wai Yee Hong Chinese Supermarket on Saturday 28 January.


The event is free to attend, and more information can be found on the Facebook event page.

Following a 2-year absence, Wai Yee Hong is gearing up to welcome the Year of the Rabbit in style with a day of dance and musical performances, a traditional lion dance and a buzzing street food market.


The yearly festivities could not be held for two years due to COVID so all involved are pleased to be able to host the event once again. Manager, Allison Chow, said of the event: "We are really excited to be back with our New Year event and can't wait for everyone to see the new performers we have in the show this year."


One of the largest celebrations for the Lunar New Year in the South-West region, the event raises money for The Grand Appeal through visitor donations. Wai Yee Hong has set up a charity giving page to make it easier for people to donate.

Wai Yee Hong is a mainstay of Bristol’s food scene with the family-run shop opening over 40 years ago as a small corner shop on Lower Ashley Road before moving to Station Road where it remained for over 20 years. 


Then, in 2007 they moved into the purpose-built Eastgate Oriental City complex; the brainchild of brothers-in-law, Raymond Chow and Allan Tan, which was built on the site of the Eastgate Market in Eastville.


The shop has always had a keen environmental conscience, announcing recently that they had invested in 360 Photovoltaic panels, allowing them to generate the equivalent of 50 households' worth of energy and saving 34 tonnes of CO2 per year and also encouraging customers to use reusable shopping bags.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Wai Yee Hong team at their Eastgate Road site on Saturday 28 January from 11 AM. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.


To find out more about Wai Yee Hong, head to the shop's website.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.