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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

2025 is the year of the Dragon, starting from January 29th, 2025 (Chinese Lunar New Year Day) and lasting until February 16th, 2026. If you were born in 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013…, your Chinese zodiac sign is the Snake.

As a large community of Chinese-Australians who 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, 2025 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.

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 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 Chinese New Year memorabilia pieces. It could be anything cultural or any items from A to Z.

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Chinese New Year's Eve: 28th January 2025
Chinese New Year's Day: 29th January 2025

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All Across the CBD, including: Fed Square David Jones - Bourke Street Mall Crown Melbourne Melbourne Museum National Gallery of Victoria QV Melbourne Queen Victoria Market EziStreat 206 Bourke Street Hamer Hall Harbour Esplanade, Melbourne, VIC

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