Thousands of people packed out Birmingham's Arcadian Centre today, to join in with Chinese New Year celebrations.
The event is organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee. On average, the day normally sees around 30,000 people attend the free event.
Last year's festival saw sunshine, whereas it has been a damp afternoon in Birmingham this year. Nevertheless, revellers amalgamated into one of the city's most cultural quarters to usher in the Year of the Snake.
A traditional Chinese dragon entertained the crowd this afternoon.
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