All are welcome to celebrate The Year of The Horse at this family friendly traditional festival in Sunnybank Plaza. Join in the fun as Brisbane's Chinese Precinct Chamber of Commerce and the local Asian community farewell The Year of The Snake and welcome in The Year of The Horse. There will be many free cultural performances, including the Chinese New Year's Lion Dance, ending with an amazing fireworks display.
Throughout the day, Brisbane's Chinese community will run a fun market in Sunnybank Plaza with fifty stalls serving traditional New Year's delicacies and offering Asian arts and crafts for sale. There will be a colorful carnival atmosphere as families join in the official start of the Chinese Astrological year.
Year Of The Wooden Horse:
Just like a wild horse, this year promises to be rather energetic and competitive compared to the sleepy Year of The Snake. 2014 will be a year of interesting opportunities, but is a time to be careful not to "gallop" off up the wrong mountain. Horses love adventures and bring good luck according to Chinese Astrology, so it sounds like a great year lies ahead.
If you are unable to attend Brisbane's Chinese New Year Festival at Sunnybank Plaza, be sure to head along for all the fun and excitement at The Valley Chinese New Year Festival, 31st January - 2nd February, 2014.
May you have a prosperous Year of The Wooden Horse, and "Kung Hei Fat Choi" for 2014.