Chinese New Year Celebrations- The Year of the Dog.

IT’S one of the most colourful events in the calendar, when people take to the streets both in China and across the globe.

Unlike our festivities, which always take place at midnight between December 31 and January 1, Chinese New Year is a movable celebration – and it all kicks off in mid-February. This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 16.

2018 will be the Year of the Dog. According to the Asian astrology, your year of birth – and the animal this represents – determines a lot about your personality traits. Anyone born in an earth dog year will be communicative, serious, and responsible in the workplace.

Local Celebrations:

This year, one festival close by will see Bankstown’s Saigon Place transformed into a colourful centre of entertainment.

There’s plenty to do for the whole family, including:

  • Food and merchandise stalls
  • Cultural exhibits and demonstrations
  • Performances by dancers, musicians and magicians
  • Fashion parades
  • Eating competitions
  • ‘Dog tricks’ and ‘best dressed dog’ competitions
  • Traditions such as the New Year Garden, Learned Scholar and lucky envelopes given by the God of Good Fortune
  • Rides and activities for the kid
  • The lion dance
  • And much more!

Come and celebrate the Year of the Dog on Saturday 10 February from 4-9pm.


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