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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 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! 

Grand Celebration Day

The day-long celebration was held on Saturday 3 March 2018 at Eastwood Plaza and included music and dance performances, martial arts, dragon parade, lion dance, fire crackers and a visit from the God of Wealth.

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Lunar New Year Eastwood Night Markets

The regular Eastwood Night Markets played host to a special Lunar New Year event on Saturday 24 February 2018. at Eastwood Plaza. There were cultural performances and at 8 pm the Eastwood Mall lit up when creative lighting project Ryde Lights was switched on.  

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Cooking Competition

The cooking competition was held on Saturday 17 February 2018 at Eastwood Plaza. 

And the WINNERS are...

1st Place: Geoffery Lee MP - Member for Parramatta with Zhongshan Dumplings
2nd Place: Clr Trenton Brown - City of Ryde with Curry Chicken Rice
3rd Place: Alexandra & John Kollias, Mazzei’s Pharmacy with Italian & Thai Fusion Risotto

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


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Last updated on 10 May 2018