Time: 9am-5pm (entertainment begins from 10.30am-3pm)
Date: Saturday, 1 February and Sunday, 2 February 2014
Where: Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta Town Centre
LUNAR NEW YEAR TRADITION
Lunar New Year celebrations in Cabramatta during February will welcome the Year of The Horse and thousands of people are expected to join the fun in Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta Town Centre.
The event will be an action-packed weekend filled with entertainment, traditional rituals and, if you’re feeling a little peckish, you’ll find some of the most authentic Asian dishes in Sydney.
From the exciting lion dancers, to beautiful traditional dancers complete with costumes and vibrant live performances, the event will offer a weekend that will not be forgotten and even more exciting it’s free to take part in.
The official ceremony will be held on Sunday, 2 February in Freedom Plaza. A VIP lunch will follow the annual Blessing, conducted by the Australian Chinese Buddhist Society. The blessing seeks world peace, harmony in the family and good fortune for the local community in the year ahead.
Only sponsors are permitted to set up stalls at this exclusive sponsors only event for trading. There is no other stallholder opportunity.
Lunar New Year has a history dating back thousands of years and is one of the oldest and most important traditions in Asian culture. It is celebrated widely by Asian communities all over the world. Lunar New Year is the celebration of the beginning of spring (in the northern hemisphere) as well as the New Year.
Festivities mark the beginning of the 15 days’ observing ancient traditions, customs and honouring our rich community culture. The Vietnamese name for New Year is ‘Tet’ and is the festival that epitomises the identity of Vietnamese culture. Despite a number of differences, there's one common theme that takes centre stage for all Asian New Year celebrations - family.
No matter what the country, religion or race, New Year's Day is a time for family reunions, gatherings and reflection and for reaffirming bonds. Lunar New Year in 2014 will herald the Year of the Horse, the seventh zodiac sign of the Chinese zodiac cycle.
Thank you to this year's sponsors:
CABRAMATTA LUNAR NEW YEAR 2014 SPONSORS
Sponsor Levels and Weblink
MAJOR HORSE SPONSORS
Australian Chinese Buddhist Society
SUPPORTING HORSE SPONSORS
MEDIA HORSE PARTNER