Why not celebrate the Lunar New Year in Sydney, 2018 looks as though it is shaping up to be the biggest and best Chinese New Year that Sydney has ever stage.
This vibrant celebration is a cultural festival of the arts that will showcase entertainment, exhibitions, wonderful cultural events, diverse markets. Be there for the famous Dragon Boat racing, feel the atmosphere as the streets come alive with giant Chinese lanterns.
The 2018 Chinese New Year in Sydney will feature over eighty superb events over ten days starting on Friday 16th February. If you and your party wish to attend any of the events then why not travel by coach charter, First Choice Charters are the number one bus hire company in Sydney and are the professionals of group transportation.
Some of the great events that will take place in Sydney are:
The fantastic Lion Dance has to be seen to be believed, the Lions of Sydney can drink, dance and sing. There is plenty of audience participation and interaction and these Lions can do many things other Chinese Lions cannot.
Watch and listen as the brightly coloured lions dance and sing along to modern and traditional music.
Dragon Boat Race
Head down to Darling Harbour to see one of the highlights of the whole New Year festivities, namely the Dragon Boat Race.
More than 5,000 paddlers will propel the huge twelve metre long Dragon Boats over the course to the rhythmic sound of the onboard drummers. The Dragon Boats originated on the rivers of Southern China to encourage the rains.
Taiwanese Puppet Show
China was the birthplace of puppets and gradually due to the Silk Road they became popular in other places and the West. The art of Chinese puppeteering is an ancient form of relaying stories as well as entertainment, and featured cut-out figures which are called shadow puppets.
Painting the Town Red
The Chinese Year of the Dog will see all of Sydney’s famous landmarks and iconic buildings lit up in auspicious red, as a sign to banish bad luck and fortune. Colourful lunar lanterns will light up the streets of Sydney as festive markets set up stalls to sell their New Year’s wares.
The eleventh animal in the Chinese zodiac is the dog, it it symbolises honesty and loyalty. Anybody born in the year of the dog are supposedly loyal, smart, faithful, honest and have a strong sense of responsibility.
There is a ying to the yang and the faults of anybody born in the year of the dog is that the person is meant to be stubborn, critical of others, self righteous and not good at social activities.
To make sure you do not miss out on any of the fantastic events of Chinese New Year in Sydney, contact First Choice Charter to ensure you and your group are assured of your transport.