Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival 2019

When: Friday, February 1, 2019 - Sunday, February 10, 2019
Happy Chinese New Year - Photo by: Gordon Johnson (via-pixabay.com)
Happy Chinese New Year
Photo by: Gordon Johnson (via-pixabay.com)

The most prominent, colorful and special events that are held annually in Sydney are undoubtedly the Chinese New Year celebrations. The festivities begin on Chinese New Year that usually falls on February and last for about 15 days.

During the holiday the celebrators wear red clothes and the adults give the children “lucky money” in red envelopes special made for the event. Since a crowd of more than 500,000, local and tourists pour into town, demand for accommodation is higher than usual, therefore it is advisable to check hotel prices and make reservations ahead of time.

The highlight of the holiday is undoubtedly the final of the celebrations, especially the festival of colored lanterns carried by the marchers in a dark procession, where the lanterns form a wonderful decoration for the traditional dragon dance. The traditional dragon length is more than 30 meters and it dances in a bouncy and noisy dance along the course of the procession.

The festival’s information show time / schedule of events etc. is present in “What’s on the City of Sydney” website.  See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Via links above

Country Information

Capital:
Canberra
Currency:
Australian dollar (AUD)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50 Hz
Dialing country code:
+61
Time Zone:
UTC+8–+10
Summer (DST) UTC+8–+11
Language:
English
Location:
Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Tourism Australia Contact Details - Sydney Office: Darling Park, Tower 2, Level 18 201 Sussex Street Sydney NSW 2000 Post: GPO Box 2721, Sydney NSW 1006 Tel: +61 2 9360 1111 Fax: +61 2 9331 6469
Climate:
Generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north.
Australia background and overview
Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt.
James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy.
It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s. Long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
2
Longitude:
151.20732°
Latitude:
-33.86785°

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