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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Chinese Lunar New Year - Year of the Rabbit | Parramatta

It is that time of year again - the Lunar New Year is upon us. This year, Parramatta is joining in on the festivities by celebrating the Lunar New Year Twilight festival. And unfortunately (or fortunately) for some, has nothing to do with the whole Twilight phenomenon of uber-porclein-white-faced-teens-with-Zoolander-like-expressions-who-are-obviously-much-older-than-they-are-portraying-and-sparkle-glitter-in-the-sun-for-some-reason.

This celebration will really sparkle, featuring a gigantic banquet table. So tell your friends to meet you to enjoy a night under the stars and enjoy the scrumptious foods on offer from many of Church Street’s famous restaurants! 


Lunar New Year celebrations will be happening Parramatta’s Chinatown – Church Street South! Experience the authentic cuisine, traditional arts and Asian food stalls and see performances from Chinese and Indonesian dancers, Korean percussionists, Indian and Bollywood entertainment and music from the Salsa Kingz.

Of course Fifi Lapin shows how real rabbits celebrate the year of the rabbit whilst collaborating in a project with the APM centre in Hong Kong. I wish I had a pet rabbit who was this fashion conscious - that would be so cute. Unfortunately, Fifi Lapin will not be making an appearance in Parramatta but here is a bunch of stuff that will be:

Event highlights include:

- Asian contemporary and traditional performances
- Amazing Chinese dragon and lion dance parade with crackers
- Free lantern making workshops and face painting
- Traditional Chinese massage
- Asian grocery stalls and gifts
- Martial arts demonstrations
- Meet the God of Wealth

Event Details:
When: Friday 11 February, 2011
Time: 4:30 - 9:30pm
Where: Church St, South Parramatta

Images from here and here
Or you can find more info here

xox Love,

Festival Girl


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