Australia: 100,000 Expected at Sydney’s Chinese Twilight Parade

Lunar New Year

Sydney, Australia, will welcome the Year of the Horse with a large Lunar New Year celebration from 24 January to 9 February 2014, when the city's streets will come to life with the sights, smells, and tastes of China.


Chinese opera singers in Twilight Parade during Lunar New Year. Photo Credit: City of Sydney.

There will be more than 80 events, including the massive Twilight Parade, one of the largest Chinese New Year Parades in th world.

"We're expecting hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate with us to welcome in the Year of the Horse and experience the excitement of Chinese New Year," says Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

"Festival favourites like the Twilight Parade, Belmore Park markets, and Dragon Ballare are back, but we've also got plenty of new events from film festivals and world premiere dance performances to brand new food highlights."

Special Guests

TV presenter, fashion designer, and author Claudia Chan Shaw, photographer and performer William Yang, and Chui Lee Luk, the chef behind Surry Hills' new Chow Bar and Eating House, will be featured among this year VIP guests.

With its large ethnic Chinese population, Sydney is one of several cities around the world hosting large scale Lunar New Year celebrations. You will also find Chinese New Year Parades in San Francisco, New York, and Toronto. 



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