The 2015 Cabramatta Lunar New Year Festival will take place on Saturday February 21 and Sunday February 22, when thousands of people will converge on the Freedom Plaza in Cabramatta Town Centre to welcome in the Year of The Goat and Ram.
The day's entertainment will run for a few hours in the middle of the day, from 11.00am to 3.00pm, but the festival itself will have extended hours and run from 9.00am to 4.00pm. There will be traditional rituals, appearances and performances by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm each day) and some of Sydney's most authentic Asian dishes. Other performances include parkour, a fashion parade and finalists from Australian talent shows. Full details on each day's program can be found here.
On Saturday February 21, a smaller event will also be taking place over at Canley Heights Town Centre, where there will be kids activities, rides and an eating competition from 4.00pm. Fireworks will be set off at 8.30pm.
For information on other New Year events check out the Chinese New Year Festival which runs from Friday February 13 to Sunday March 1. One fun event of this festival involves larger-than-life lanterns of terracotta warriors placed under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.