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2018 Lunar New Year Events for Kids

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by Gwen Lee (subscribe)
Staff at, a language school in Sydney teaching adults and children Japanese and other Asian languages.
Published January 12th 2018
Year of the Dog events for kids
This year, Lunar New Year falls on 16 February 2018, the Year of the Dog. Sydney once again is packed with many interesting events that kids can enjoy, where they get to learn some cultural fun facts, too. Here's the top five Lunar New Year events for kids in Sydney:

1. Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay

Once again, the City of Sydney will exhibit the twelve zodiac lunar lanterns from 16 February-4 March, each representing a zodiac animal. Kids can explore these Lunar Lanterns at Circular Quay and learn what twelve animals make the Chinese zodiac signs.

2. China Fun Lunar Carnival at Burwood Park

During the Lunar Festival period, there will be an all-day community entertainment ranging from calligraphy demonstrations, martial arts, 100 food stalls, and various traditional performances. You may have a lucky encounter with the God of Wealth in the crowd. Date: TBC.

3. Lunar New Year at Luna Park

Enjoy the rides and some more at Luna Park as from 16-18 February this year, there will be special lion dance performances, firecracker shows, and special treats to welcome the Lunar New Year.

4. Chinese Zodiac Adventure at Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship will host a two-week event to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Details of the event will be released soon. Kids can always participate in the Chinese zodiac adventure available daily by seeking out all twelve zodiac icons hidden in the garden, while learning more about each zodiac.

5. Paper Pups Artmaking Workshop at Art Gallery NSW

Kids can learn to make paper pups in this free workshop held by the Art Gallery of New South Wales. This workshop is available on 4, 18 February and 4 March between 11am-3.30pm.
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Why? To let kids explore Lunar New Year activities
Where: Various locations in Sydney
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