The Chinese New Year begins tomorrow and for some, the party has already started. It is the longest and most important festival in the Chinese calendar. Events are happening across the region.
Our reporter, Andy Dickenson has been to see "the year of the snake" being ushered in, in Kent. His interviewees were Michael Lam and Morel D'Souza from the Maidstone Cultural Group.
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