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Lunar New Year Celebrations in Western Sydney 2015

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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
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Published February 4th 2015
Apart from all the Chinese New Year festivities in the city, the councils and communities in our suburbs are also putting on celebrations for all to enjoy. Asian culture is vibrant and strong in western and north-western Sydney with the Lunar New Year being no exception.

Chinese New Year


Revelry includes traditional performances and dances along with authentic Asian food. Most have a fireworks finale but each of the following also have their own highlights.

Cabramatta

Where: Freedom Plaza, Town Centre

When: 21st & 22nd Feb, 9am-4pm

Highlights: Stunt enthusiasts, Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show plus meet and greet, martial arts and kung fu demonstration, fashion parade, chopstick and prawn peeling competitions, and cooking demos.

Website: www.fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/lunarnewyear



Parramatta Twilight Festival

Where: Centenary Square

When: 20th Feb, 4.30pm-9.30pm

Highlights: Chendu Puppetry & Shadow Play Art Theatre, K-pop, Chinese opera, Korean drumming, Chinese dragons & lion dance with fire crackers, calligraphy workshops and Asian paper folding, kids activities including Oriental Masks and God of Fortune.

Website: www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/play/whats_on/events_calendar/events_store/all/lunar_new_year_twilight_festival

Rhodes

Where: 2 locations - Waterside Shopping Centre and Rhodes Foreshore Park

When: Waterside 14th, 17th & 18th Feb at various times, Foreshore Park 21st Feb from 5pm-9.30pm

Highlights: Waterside - Chinese fruit carving, Chinese calligraphy & Lantern making, and Lion Dances; Foreshore Park - martial arts display, music and marching bands, and Cinema in the Park screening of Kung Fu Panda.

Websites: www.rhodeswaterside.com.au and www.communitiesforcommunities.com.au/events



Eastwood

Where: Eastwood Plaza

When: 22nd Feb, 11am-1pm and 28th Feb, 11am-4pm

Highlights: Celebrity cooking competition, cooking demonstrations and free food tasting, high pole dancing lions, Eastwood's longest dragon parade, music and dance.

Website: www.ryde.nsw.gov.au

North Rocks

Where: North Rocks Park & Don Moore Community Centre

When: 21st Feb, 5pm-9pm

Highlights: Bonsai display, kite flying, Taekwondo demonstrations, Chinese art display, God of Fortune, yard games and children's playground area.

Website: www.thehills.nsw.gov.au



Mark them in your calendar, see different things on different days in different venues. Lots of colour and interesting activities to take part in as well as learning experiences. Celebrate the Year of the Sheep.
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