Top 10 Events Celebrating Chinese New Year in Australia

(City of Sydney)

Chinese New Year is being celebrated all over Australia with the biggest celebrations taking place in Sydney and Melbourne. Embracing the cultures of China, Korea, Vietnam, and other countries that observe the lunar calendar, Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival takes a proud place on the world stage as one of the largest celebrations outside mainland China.

According to Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, “The City’s Chinese New Year Festival started 17 years ago with a small community event in Chinatown attended by a few hundred people, and has since grown to become one of the biggest celebrations of the Lunar New Year throughout the world.”

2013 is the Year of the Water Snake. Water Snakes are influential and insightful, and more flexible than other Snakes. They manage others well and are very determined. They are affectionate with their family and friends, but do not show this side of their personality to colleagues or business partners.

People born in the Year of the Snake are intuitive, introspective, and graceful. They are exciting and dark at the same time. Frequently contemplative and private, the Snake is not outwardly emotional, and will often plot and scheme to achieve their desires.

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