2024 is the year of the Dragon, starting from February 10th, 2024 (Chinese Lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 28th, 2025. If you were born in 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012…, your Chinese zodiac sign is the Dragon.
As a large community of Chinese-Australians live in Victoria, Melbournians love celebrating Chinese New Year after year.
Although this festival is celebrated across the country, Melbourne does it differently. Chinese Australians celebrate this cultural festival with the same vigour and energy as in China.
Chinese New Year, 2024 Dates, Dragon Dance & Fireworks, Melbourne
Gather in Melbourne Chinatown, where all the actions are, along with the DJs who, true to the traditional Chinese New Year festivities, will warm up the crowd with New Year competitions and riddles for onlookers whilst the artists and performers come out into the streets and also on the stage.
Seek out mysterious rabbit footprints before discovering eight new murals across Little Bourke Street. Created by artists Chanel Tang and Ambrose Rehorek, the artworks feature Chinese Zodiac symbolism to welcome the Year of the Water Rabbit. Stop along Globe Alley, Star Alley, LaTrobe Lane, Warratah Place, Pender Place, Lacey Place, Market Lane and Lees Place to find them all.
Traders in Chinatown will be encouraged to decorate their windows and trading premises with Chinese New Year memorabilia. Visitors and customers will also be encouraged to log onto the website to vote for the Best Decorated Outlet. It would be a challenge for the Traders to dress up their premises with beautiful pieces of Chinese New Year memorabilia. It could be anything cultural or any items from A to Z.