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Chinese New Year goes off with a bang
Festive celebrations for the Year of the Snake formally kick off on 10th February 2013. Although not recognised in Australia, it is a public holiday for most countries around Asia and most businesses close to spend more time with their family or loved ones. The reason why the date does not fall on the 1st day of January or the same date every year is because it follows the lunar solar calendar. The New Year term is also interchangeable with Lunar New Year or Spring Festival for some cultures.
Those born in the Year of the Snake are from the following years: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013. Their personality traits include intuitiveness, being great thinkers and exerting high levels of intelligence. Famous Snake celebrities include Ben Stiller, Bob Dylan and Oprah Winfrey.
The benefit of being part of a diverse society in Melbourne is that it hosts various multicultural events across the year. The annual Chinese New Year street festivities will be held all around Melbourne at a suburb near you. Expect lots of food stalls, arts and crafts, music, rides, free cultural entertainment, drumming, firecrackers and of course the much anticipated lion-dancing.