Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year is just not celebrated in China, but is also celebrated in other parts of the world, especially where there is a large Chinese Community.
In 2017, Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Australia is one of those countries which celebrates the Chinese New Year in a grand manner.
There are numerous Chinese New Year celebrations taking around Australia but the biggest and possibly best is held in Sydney’s Chinatown each year.
In Sydney’s China Town, the Chinese New Year celebrations includes numerous events to celebrate Chinese culture including markets, a Twilight Parade and Dragon Boat Races.
Chinese New Year Twilight Parade will take place from Sydney Town Hall to Chinatown followed by fireworks at Cockle Bay Darling Harbour.
Dragon Boat Races will take place at the Cockle Bay Wharf in Sydney.
You can also take part in the Eye Dotting Ceremony or can celebrate the Year of the Horse with a ride on one of Australia’s oldest carousels, installed at Palm Grove, near the Visitor Centre.
Another notable event taking place in Sydney is the Sydney’s Dragon Ball.
Chinese New Year Markets will be setup in Sydney’s Chinatown. Forget to mention the Chinese New Year Fireworks which will take place at the Sydney Harbour.
Most of the Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017 taking place in Sydney will be broadcast LIVE on local TV channels like – ABC1, SBS One, Nine Digital, 7 Digital, etc.
Check the official site for full listings of art installations, performances, banquets, lectures and more.