Chinese New Year was celebrated at the Lasipalatsi Square in Kamppi starting from 16:00 on Wednesday afternoon. Hundreds of people gathered at the square to enjoy the performances, the food and the New Year countdown at 18:00 when the year turned from the year of Horse to the year of the Goat/Sheep. People born in a year of the Goat are generally believed to be gentle mild-mannered, shy, stable, sympathetic, amicable, and brimming with a strong sense of kindheartedness and justice. Here are some of the highlights of the late-afternoon celebration. A Chinese kungfu practioner displaying the skills of tiger style. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today Dancers, reaching for the light. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today Yang Li and Cathy Zhang, 2, are curious about the crowd of hundreds surrounding them. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today Women performing a traditional, elegant, Chinese dance. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today Contribute to the discussion Be the First to Comment! Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments You must be logged in to post a comment. You must be logged in to post a comment.