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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

2022 is a year of the Tiger, starting from February 1st, 2022 (Chinese lunar New Year Day) and lasting until January 22nd, 2023. If you were born in 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010…, your Chinese zodiac sign is Tiger.

As there is a large community of Chinese-Australians living in Victoria, Melbournians love celebrating Chinese New Year after year.

Although this festival is celebrated all across the country, Melbourne does it a bit different. Chinese-Australians celebrate this cultural festival with the same vigour and energy as they do in China.

Chinese New Year, 2023 Dates, Dragon Dance & Fireworks, Melbourne

The Chinese New Year celebrations begin at the end of January or the start of February each year and run for a week. With live music, food stalls, parades and fireworks traditionally part of the festival; Chinese New Year is a great family event to celebrate together.

Come 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.

Traders in Chinatown will be encouraged to decorate their windows and trading premises with Chinese New Year memorabilia. Visitors and customers will be 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.

There is so much going on over the festival; please check out the event details below for dates, times and locations.


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Chinese New Year's Eve: Monday, 31st January 2022
Chinese New Year's Day: Tuesday, 1st February 2022

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