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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:
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.
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.
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.