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Spring Festival in Australia

Updated: 2014-01-07 15:10:53

Like in many countries around the world, Chinese New Year celebrations in Australia include the following events and activities:

Street festivals featuring arts, entertainment and children’s activities.

Chinese New Year markets showcasing arts, crafts and food stalls.

Dancing, music and people wearing colorful costumes to welcome the Chinese New Year.

Vibrant displays of Chinese lanterns, firecrackers and fireworks.

Many Chinese Australian families spend Chinese New Year by gathering together for a festive meal. Children often receive red envelopes with money (Hong Bao, Ang Pao, or Lai See). The Chinese New Year celebrations can last for about 15 days. It is usually a busy time filled with festive programs across different communities in Australia.


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