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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.