Chinese New Year: Hundreds of Horses to Gallop Through Sydney


Hundreds of horses will gallop through the streets of Sydney, Australia, tonight (2 February 2014) to welcome the Year of the Horse in one of the world's largest and most spectacular Chinese New Year parades.


Lion dancing in Sydney, Australia. Photo Credit: City of Sydney.

One hundred thousand people are expected to line the parade route of the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade as 2,700 performers and 32 floats wind their ways through the streets of Sydeny, Australia, on 2 February 2014.

A spectacular fireworks display over Cockle Bay will light up the skies after the parade ends.

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“We’re expecting over 100,000 people to line the city streets to watch Sydney come to life with the colours and sounds of the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade,” says Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

“The parade is a fantastic event to enjoy with family and friends and it’s the perfect way to celebrate the diversity of our great city.”

From China With Love


Performers from China marching in the Twilight New Year Parade in Sydney, Australia. Photo Credit: City of Sydney.

About 350 performers from China will march in the parade. Included will be acrobats, dancers, jugglers, martial artists, musicians, and puppeteers from Beijing, Hunan, and Shaanxi.

Floats will represent the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese communities. The Lunar New Year is also celebrated in Korea and Vietnam.


The parade starts at 8 pm. Participants will march from Sydney Town Hall to Chinatown.

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