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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.

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About the Organiser

The Melbourne Chinatown Association is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit community organisation that promotes social cohension through cultural exchange and enriches the Melbourne community through the delivery of major cultural celebrations and community events.

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