Lunar New Year - Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the date for the Cabramatta Lunar New Year 2020?

Cabramatta Lunar New Year 2020 will be held on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 February 2020 from 9am to 4pm. The festival will be held in Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta.


What time will the event run?

9am to 4pm.


Is the event free?

Yes. 


When does the entertainment program start?

The entertainment program starts at 11am on Saturday 8 February and 10am on Sunday 9 February. The program ends at 4pm on both days.

Stay tuned for the full program.


When is the actual Lunar New Year date?

Lunar New Year falls on Saturday 25 January 2020.


What is the Lunar New Year celebration about?

Lunar New Year is a significant cultural celebration in many South East Asian countries.

Lunar New Year date for 2020 is on Saturday 25 January 2020 (Day 1). Leading up to this day, people clean their homes to prepare for the New Year. It is also considered bad luck to sweep or clean on New Year’s Day as you may sweep away your good luck and fortune! The first person to enter your house on New Year’s Day is believed to either bring you good luck or bad luck for the rest of the year – so be careful!

Lions and string firecrackers re-open the shops and restaurants to banish evil from the old new and bring in good luck and fortune for the New Year. You will see businesses decorated in red with lanterns, ornaments, and flowers such as marigolds.


Are there other festivals that I can attend in the Fairfield Local Government Area?

Yes, the Vietnamese Community in Australia (VCA) are holding their annual Tet Festival at the Fairfield Showground from Friday 31 January to Sunday 2 February 2020. For further information, please call (02) 9727 5599 or email office@vietnamese.org.au.


I would like to be a stallholder for the event. What do I need to do?

Stalls at the event are exclusively for sponsors of the event. The deadline for sponsors has closed however we can add you to our sponsorship database. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for future events, please send an email with your details to events@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.


I would like to perform at the event. What do I need to do?

Our entertainment program is currently full. However we can add you to our entertainment database. Please send an email with your details to events@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au.


How can I get to the festival?

Transport to the festival is available by boarding a train to Cabramatta train station. Cabramatta Station falls on the T2 Inner West & Leppington Line, T3 Bankstown Line or T5 Cumberland Line and is a 45-minute journey from Central train station. Take advantage of the public transport for easy access to the festival at Cabramatta Town Centre.


Where can I park?

There are car parks and street parking available in Cabramatta, subject to availability. However, we suggest catching public transport to avoid the hassle.


What kind of entertainment are there for kids?

There will be no time for the kids to be bored.

On top of the live stage performances, there will be free kids art and crafts and children’s chopsticks competition. They will also love watching the lion dancers in action, and what kid wouldn’t want some lucky candy from the God of Fortune?


Are there any other attractions that people may be interested in?

The ever-popular food competitions will return, including children’s chopsticks. And don’t forget, Cabramatta is home to more than 100 restaurants specialising in quality and affordable South East Asian cuisine, so it is the perfect event for the food lovers of Sydney to visit!


What should I bring?

It is an event held in summer so please dress accordingly. Make sure to bring along your hat, water bottle, and apply sunscreen. 


What happens if it rains?

In the event of wet weather, the event site will be assessed to determine the suitability to continue the event and program. 

Please check our Facebook page – Cabramatta A Taste of Asia for the most up to date information and latest status.


I have a question that isn’t answered here. Who should I contact?

Email to the Events Team at events@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9725 0288.