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Welcome the Year of Goat with Chinese New Year 2015 Festival
City of Sydney is once again organising a grand celebration for the 2015 Chinese New Year. These celebrations will be launched from 13th February 2015 and will continue up until 1st March 2015, giving the people of NSW a chance to explore, participate and enjoy in this mega festival with full zest ans fervor. This is one time in the year when the Chinese festivities grip the mood of the entire city and recreate the magic of community celebration with their Lion dances, fireworks, family gathering, family meal, visiting friends and relatives giving red envelopes to each other.
Chinese calendar is based on lunar calculations and hence their new year comes around the month of January or February. In 2015 the New Year stars from 10th February and will be a year of the Goat.
Some of the key events of this celebration are listed below:
Date - Fri 13 Feb 2015 Time - 7:30pm - 8:00pm Venue - Dawes Point Description This is the launch event which will mark the start of celebrations for the Chinese New Year. Come and witness an outstanding Lantern of the Terracotta Warriors which will lighten up the ambiance at Sydney Harbour.
Date Fri 13 Feb - Sun 1 Mar 2015 Description Various restaurants cross Sydney city will be serving mouth-watering Asian cuisines like Chinese, Thai, Malaysian and Indonesian at great prices. So make sure to dig into your favourite one, some for bargain rates others for great taste. You can treat yourself with this feast at restaurants like Fat Noodles, Mahjong Room, Marigold Restaurant and many others. Visit website for a complete list of participating restaurants.
Date Fri 13 - Sun 22 Feb 2015 Venue Dawes Point Description What started as a trend in Beijing since year 2008 is now coming to Australia for the first time. Massive lanterns made form Terracotta depicting men women and children will be illuminated at the Hickson Road Reserve, Dawes Point. These lanterns are made from fabric and wire and adorned like traditional Chinese attire. A must watch event during Chinese New Year festival.
Date Sat 14 Feb 2015 Time 5:00pm - 11:00pm Venue Chinatown, Thaitown, Koreatown Description Lip smacking delicacies and dishes will wait from the lands of China, Thai and Korea to please your taste buds. Enjoy some of the best street foods in the warmth of the Sydney summer and augur Chinese New Year with stomach full of good food.
Chinese New Year Twilight Parade
Chinese New Year Twilight Parade (Source:www.sydneychinesenewyear.com)
Date Sun 22 Feb 2015 Time 8:00pm - 11:55pm Venue Sydney Town Hall Description This is everything nice about Sheep that we love. Great many qualities of Sheep would be celebrated with great zest in this parade which will march from Sydney Town Hall to the Darling Harbour side and end with dazzling fireworks at the Cockle Bay. The night will also see light projections on the Sydney Town Hall creating magical patterns and illuminating the surrounding.
Date Sat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Mar 2015 Time Various Times Venue Cockle Bay Description This is a 200 years old tradition which still makes ones heart race faster. There are several 12 meters long boats ready to race in the wharf and attain the much coveted first position. Each boat is adorned with dragon head in the front and tail at the back thus giving these races the Dragon Boat Race name.