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Ryde Lunar New Year Celebrations


The City of Ryde is home to a large and vibrant Chinese and Korean community. In 2016 the City hosted an exciting and colourful event that was widely acknowledged as a big success with a crowd over 10,000 attending during the day.

The partnership between the City of Ryde and local Chinese and Korean communities in Ryde in organising the celebrations is unique in Sydney.

Cooking Competition

Saturday 4 February 2017
11 am - 1.30 pm
Eastwod Plaza

Sponsored by Tonyon Supermarket, come and see what dishes the community chefs can come up with the theme 'rooster' at the Cooking Competition, and who will win the 'Best Dish of the Day'!


  • Which chicken dish will take out the honours in the Year of the Rooster?
  • Watch the lion dance and receive a 'good luck' red packet from the God of Wealth.

Grand Celebration Day

Saturday 11 February 2017
10 am - 4 pm
Eastwood Plaza

The official opening commences at 11am with special guests, Korean drumming and Chinese dance. The day-long celebration includes music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, fire crackers and a visit from the God of Wealth. 


  • Official Welcome
  • Lion and Dragon Eye Dotting - bring on good luck and fortune
  • Dragon Parade
  • Traditional fire crackers and lion dance performances to scare off the devil and bring wealth and good fortune for the new year
  • Performances including vocal, instruments, modern and cultural dances
  • Fabulous food and market stalls.

Night Markets

Every Saturday Night
4 pm - 10 pm
Eastwood Plaza under the arbour

Fabulous food and unique market stalls.

About Lunar New Year

The Rooster ranks tenth out of the 12 animals in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. 2017 is a year of the Rooster. 

Every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year. 

Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017 and 2029. 

The Luckiest Things For Roosters

Lucky numbers: 5, 7 and 8 
Lucky days: The 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
Lucky colours: Gold, brown and yellow
Lucky flowers: Galdiola, cockscomb
Lucky directions: south, southeast
Lucky months: The 2nd, 5th and 11th Chinese lunar months


Eastwood Lunar New Year Organising Committee
Call: Hugh Lee on 0433 933 023 or Wilson Fu on 0416 108 998

To view last year's Lunar New Year please click here.




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Last updated on 2 February 2017