It truly is a vibrant time of the year – there’s parties and fireworks all around along with a sense of newness in the atmosphere.
And to keep the festivities choofing along just nicely, the Lunar New Year is upon us which means the annual Perth Chinese New Year Fair is preparing for their Year of the Rabbit celebration on Sunday 29 January.
The soiree will see both James Street, Lake Street and the Northbridge Piazza enlivened with a spree of lion and dragon dances, multicultural concerts, and zodiac lanterns display from 12pm until 9pm.
While celebrations at Yagan Square will see a similar display certifiably full of entertainment and rich in culture taking place from 12pm through to 7pm.
At the Perth Chinese New Year Fair you’ll also be able to mosey through stalls, browse cultural arts, try your hand at craft workshops, and get involved in competitions, games, and rides. Plus, there’s guaranteed to be a whole lot of dancing in the street and scrumptious food.
The Year of the Tiger, which began in 2022 ends on Saturday 21 January this year, as we enter the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac on Sunday 22 January 2023.
While the Year of the Tiger encapsulated strength, vitality and restlessness, the Year of the Rabbit will embody a calm year of introspection, relaxation and comfort – much needed for the lot of us.
Over 20,000 visitors are expected to flood the streets of Northbridge and Yagan Square – making the Perth Chinese New Year Fair the most significant free community event in the City of Perth.
The Chung Wah Association are the organisers behind the colourful Perth Chinese New Year Fair. Each year they deliver a celebration that welcomes one and all; to share Chinese traditions and harness the cultural diversity of Western Australia.