Happy Chinese New Year! It’s time to let in good fortune and luck during this Spring Festival. This Lunar New Year is the year of the Dog, arriving with a joyful energy, which is set to make its mark throughout 2018!

Viet Lion

Year of the Dog is celebrated throughout the World in 2018

Chinese New Year has become one of the most widely celebrated events in the world today with huge events happening in many major cities. In the UK, most of these events are free to visit.

The fireworks set off on Chinese New Year are not only the largest amount for any single event, but according to the old stories, fireworks scare off bad luck and monsters. So, make sure you see a firework display this Chinese New Year. The bigger, the better!


London


The City of London has promised this to be the largest celebration outside Asia, and it will definitely be busy! On Sunday, 18th February 2018 expect the city to be taken over by colourful dragons, lions and other creatures dancing from Charing Cross Road through Chinatown. Make sure you get the taste of Far East and finish at Trafalgar Square to witness the englightning pyrotechnic display.

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2017 Chinese New Year celebrations, Chinatown, London

Manchester


Manchester has one of the oldest and largest Chinese communities in the UK, and promises to put on a worthy celebration that lasts three days from Friday, 16th until Sunday, 18th February 2018. There will be dragon parade, martial arts displays, funfairs and food stalls. At 6pm on Sunday make sure to get a good spot in Chinatown for the fireworks finale.

Chinese Dragon

Dancing lion during Chinese New Year festival, China.

Birmingham


Main celebrations are planned for Sunday, 18th February 2018, but smaller events take place on 16th and 17th February across different parts of the city. On Sunday make sure to visit the Southside’s Chinatown between 11.30 am and 4.30pm for the wide array of celebrations and festivities. You can see traditional performances outside the main entrance of Birmingham Hippodrome.


CHINESE NEW YEAR AT UK ECIG STORE

We have several people in our team who are from China originally, and many of our manufacturers and suppliers are based in China. Therefore, we are celebrating all together!

From UK ECIG STORE, we wish you all Gong Xi Fa Chai, which means: Have a successful and fortunate New Year!


FAMILY TIME & GIFTS

It’s the most important holiday in China, and traditionally it’s important to spend time with family together over New Year’s dinner. This has created one of the largest human migrations in the world where children who live in cities travel to see their parents who live in rural China.


RED AND GOLD

People stay indoors and give gifts to each other. We have carefully selected a range of gift ideas inspired by Chinese New Year. The colour red is protective, so people decorate their homes in red and gold, wear red clothes and give money in red envelopes. Gold, on the other hand, is the colour that is considered the most beautiful.

 

 

Vaping Etiquette

As many of us have now switched to vaping, there a little something called vaping etiquette that we should try to stick to. We’ve all been annoyed at the smelly smoker walking past, so let’s not make people more annoyed at vapers.

There are some unspoken rules about how to behave when vaping. Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned pro, here’s a short and sweet list of some general rules to stick to!

1. Use Common Sense

Believe it or not, the main complaint about vapers is where they choose to vape, so, if you’re in an environment where vaping would be inappropriate, or isn’t allowed, then don’t.

We know that it’s not going to cause harm to the people around you, but by being responsible and respectful, you change the way members of the public see vapers, and that is a very important thing.

2. Stealth Vaping

You shouldn’t stealth vape anywhere that you’re not allowed to, as people will notice eventually. Many establishments will at the very least have a smoking area that you can use, or just wait until you’re in an area where it’s appropriate to vape.

3. Blowing clouds of vapour in people’s faces

This is possibly the biggest no-no out there.

Vapour is not harmful like cigarette smoke, but it’s still annoying when blown directly into someone else’s face. Try to position yourself in a way where you can blow vapour away from others. If you’re at an event and are a sub-ohmer, blow down and avoid blocking everyone’s field of vision.

4. Vape snobbery

Everyone is different, and everyone has different set up and preferences when it comes to vaping, so sneering at a basic starter kit is not needed, and can put people off. You wouldn’t want to do that, would you?

5. Don’t use other’s people’s e-cigs without asking first

Be polite, ask if you can use someone else’s e-cig before using it, and try to use your own tip or a disposable one if possible. Be hygienic!

Bearing this in mind, enjoy the festivities and Happy Chinese New Year!

We hope you like our Chinese New Year collection!