Celebrate Lunar New Year in Sydney’s east

Celebrate Lunar New Year in Sydney’s east
Image: Lunar New Year celebrations in Kingsford. Randwick City Council website

by GRACE JOHNSON

 

Residents in Sydney’s east will be able to welcome in the Lunar New Year with a range of performances set to happen in Kingsford this Saturday.

Between 10am and 3pm, hundreds of people are expected to attend Meeks Street Plaza in Kingsford. Festivities include lion dances, a live painting session, a ceramic fortune cookie making workshop, and live DJs.

Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch said the event is an opportunity to experience and celebrate the area’s rich diversity.

“There are more than 135,000 people from over 100 backgrounds and cultures across Randwick City,” Mayor Veitch said.

“This includes thriving communities from many different parts of Asia. In fact, more than 13,000 people alone in Randwick City are of Chinese ancestry. We also have proud communities of residents from Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Korea,” she continued.

The plaza will display the traditional Lunar New Year colours (red and gold), and there will be an illuminated ‘Wishing Tree’ on which people can hang red tags with their wishes and hopes for the year ahead.

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