KUNG HEI FAT CHOI
The City of Ryde is home to a large and vibrant Chinese and Korean community. In 2017 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.
In 2018, the celebration of Lunar New Year reaches its 10th Anniversary and the organising committee is planning a bigger and better celebration to mark this great milestone! Come and join us at both events, the cooking competition and the Grand Celebration 2018!
17 February 2018
11 am - 1.30 pm
Come and see what dishes the community chefs can come up at the Cooking Competition, and who will win the 'Best Dish of the Day'!
Grand Celebration Day
Saturday 24 February 2018
10 am - 4 pm
The official opening commences at 11am with special guests, Chinese and Korean drumming, follow by a day-long celebration includes music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, fire crackers and a visit from the God of Wealth.
Lion and Dragon Eye Dotting - bring on good luck and fortune
High Pole Lion Performance/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.
About Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year 2018 begins on February 16, 2018, and celebrates for 15 days.
The Year of the Earth Dog 2018 is a good time for lifestyle changes (i.e. time to quit smoking or changing residence) and for the start of new business ventures.
Years of the Dog include: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, and 2018.
Eastwood Lunar New Year Organising Committee
Call: Hugh Lee on 0433 933 023 or Wilson Fu on 0416 108 998
Last updated on 3 October 2017