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Chinese New Year Events in 2019

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Published January 29th 2019
Where to celebrate the Year of the Pig
The 5th of February marks the start of Chinese New Year and goes until the first full moon of the lunar year. This year, there are a number of different events around Canberra to celebrate the year of the Pig.



Annual Community and Family Festival

The Sakyamuni Buddist Center is again holding their annual event celebrating the year of the pig. The event starts at 6pm with the gourmet veggie stalls opening, there will also a dinner, prayer, crackers and a lion dance as well as performances through the evening.

Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre, Lyneham | February 4th | 6pm - late | Free

Lantern Making Workshop

The ACFS is also holding a Lantern making Workshop during Chinese New Year. This workshop is for both adults and children and participates need to bring a cutting board, scissors, ruler and pencil.

Cook Community Hub | February 10 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm | $3

China Village at the Multicultural Festival

Once again, there will be the China Village at the iconic multicultural festival. The village will host a number of performances, as well as a number of stalls and activities to celebrate the new year.

City Walk, Civic | February 15th to 17th | Free

Lion dances at Westfield Woden and Belconnen

Lion Dance Parades will be held at 12 pm on Saturday 9 February at Westfield Belconnen and Saturday 16 February at Westfield Woden.

Westfield Belconnen and Woden | Free

Lantern Festival

Lantern Festivals are often used to mark the end of the Chinese New Year and this year the ACFS is holding a lantern festival. There will be music and other entertainment, homemade lantern competition, lantern parade. Making it the perfect end to Chinese New Year!

Beijing Garden, Lennox Gardens, Yarralumla | February 23 | 6.15-8.30pm. | Free
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Why? Celebrate Chinese New Year
When: Various times
Where: Various places
Cost: Most are free
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Lion dance and firecrackers at the Sakyamuni Temple is at 9pm and 12am.
Also, more lion dance at Gungahlin Marketplace on 2 February at 12pm onwards.
Lots more free Lion dance performances - find us in fb: Prosperous Mountain Lion Dance!
by stefk (score: 0|2) 17 days ago
Thanks for the information!
by Lauralee Evans (score: 1|77) 14 hours ago
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