|Sydney Celebrates Chinese New Year|
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|Monday, 10 September 2012 02:13|
The spring festival or Chinese New Year is the most important festival for the Chinese people including the neighboring countries. Many of the world’s greatest cities celebrate with them each year. In Sydney, Australia, Chinese New Year is celebrated with a vibrant arts festival, which is traditionally marked by a series of cultural events, market bazaars, tours, exhibitions, and entertainments, and most of these activities are for free. The celebrations for the year 2012 is actually special. 2012 is the year of one of the most powerful and lucky signs in the Chinese zodiac, the Dragon.
The Chinese New Year celebrations in Australia was set at the heart of Sydney’s Asian community, at Belmore Park. The park was transformed into a feast of colors and flavors. There were other activities such as fireworks, exclusive performances, and a sneak preview of the Twilight parade. It was a 17-day of fireworks, feast and partying. The traditional Chinese New Year dragon boat races were scheduled at Darling Harbour’s Cockle Bay. An awakening ceremony was done, dabbing red paint on the eyes of each dragon boats to bring life to them before the race started. The dragon boat racing is a symbol of good fortune and power. However the spectacular Twilight Parade was the showpiece of the city of Sydney’s Chinese New Year celebration. The parade had over 2,900 performers and floats from local Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese communities. The parade also includes fire breathing, tide of lanterns and martial arts that are just spectacular to see. After the parade, a stunning display of fireworks was shown.
In 2013, the Chinese New Year Festival will be held on February 8 to February 24, 2013, celebrating the year of the Snake. You can plan your Sydney trip on these dates to witness and join the colorful celebration of the Chinese New Year festivities. Experience authentic Chinese culture in the heart of Sydney. Purchase a flight early, call and book a car from Toyota dealers Sydney, and be ready to be amazed.
|Last Updated on Monday, 10 September 2012 02:29|