Chinese New Year
Most of the major cities in Australia have a Chinese quarter called Chinatown
, which of course is the focus of the Chinese New Year celebrations.
Chinese New Year (pronounced in Chinese as "xin nian"
) festivities are the most important in the Chinese calendar and continue for 15 days. During this period most people wear read clothes which according with the Chinese believe drives away bad luck.
Major Events Include:
- Chinese New Year Festival Launch - with Chinese performers, firecrackers, dragon dancing
- Chinatown Markets Festival - showcasing Chinese food and produce
- Chinese New Year Parade - annual highlight attracting over 60,000 people
- Dragon Boat Races - usually organized in Darling Harbour
- Chinatown Shopfront Decoration Competition
- Lantern Festival
- Dragon Dance - concludes the celebration
tourist information ...
How to get there
to Central Station
and then a 10 minute walk. All the buses
going toward the Central Station
via George Street. Monorail
and the LightRail
are also stopping in the area.
City Of Sydney
Hours of Operation
Most Chinese shops, in Chinatown
or in an other suburb, are opened.