Official Melbourne Chinese Lunar Year Festival
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Historical Background & Cultural Significance
Chinese Lunar New Year (春节)
Chinese Lunar New Year is the most significant and most celebrated festival around the world. It celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar calendar and is celebrated by over 56 ethnic groups.
Celebrate the most auspicious year of the Dragon at Melbourne Chinatown
Melbourne’s Chinatown is a historic precinct established by Chinese migrants during the 1850’s gold rush era.
Chinatown represents a long-standing community that has both endured and thrived within the City of Melbourne for over 160 years.
It is an opportunity to celebrate our vibrant heritage in the Asian cultural heart of Melbourne.
Contribute to our multicultural community and promote the Asian-Australian identity to the wider community to foster social cohesion.
Providing an engaging cultural experience for the next generation of Asian-Australians.