Council Welcomes Year of the Dog

Published Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Cabramatta will come to life March 03-04 as Fairfield City celebrates Lunar New Year, a significant cultural event on the Fairfield City community calendar.

Council will welcome the Year of the Dog by hosting two days of celebrations at Freedom Plaza, Cabramatta, on 03 and 04 March from 9am to 4pm.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said Fairfield City was proud to host such an important festival for families in our community and from across Sydney.

"Cabramatta will have family friendly entertainment over the whole weekend to welcome in the Year of the Dog. The cultural festivities will include the God of Fortune, Lion Dancing, firecrackers, traditional performers and loads of exciting entertainment for the whole family.

"We’re anticipating significant crowds from across Sydney again this year, with many families taking advantage of this colourful festival to taste the food and experience the fun and cultural feast that makes Cabramatta and Fairfield City great."

The official ceremony by Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone will be at 11am on Saturday 03 March. On Sunday 04 March, the traditional blessing of the Cabramatta community will take place at 10am.

Locals from the Australian Vietnamese Volunteers Association will demonstrate how to make origami (apricot) flowers and inviting people to create the paper flowers for the traditional Mai tree, so it can reach its full bloom as part of the festival.

There will be single handed prawn peeling competitions and loads of exciting entertainment for the whole family, including an interactive dog exhibition passport competition.

Cabramatta is just 45 minutes by train from the Sydney CBD and the station is in the heart of the shopping and dining precincts.

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