The annual Chinese New Year celebrations are the most important cultural Festival for the Chinese community. It celebrates the coming of the New Year and has rituals, traditions and ceremonies designed to bring new luck and good fortune for the upcoming year. 2014 will see the celebration of the Year of the Horse.
The 2014 Chinese New Year Festival will take place in Melbourne’s Chinatown. It is a celebration of the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year and will include outdoor stalls of food and merchandise, street theatre and entertainment, cultural performances, arts and crafts, children’s corner, traditional Chinese medical and information booths from both the Chinese and mainstream community groups.
The Chinese New Year Festival is designed to be a large community festival that presents a wide range of cultural activities to celebrate the biggest day in the Chinese calendar as a social and cultural event. It also aims to facilitate unity, harmony and diversity in Melbourne’s multicultural society, in a safe and risk free environment.
Held on select Thursday nights up until February in the O’Donnell Gardens, the St Kilda Twilight Market’s is a smorgasbord of artworks, vintage wear, craft, hand designed fashion and jewellery, exotic clothes, produce, emerging designers and foods of the world.
MUSIC AGAINST WILDLIFE EXTINCTION
Zoo Twilights returns to Melbourne Zoo this summer with fourteen artists over fourteen nights taking to the stage to entertain you in a live music setting like no other. Artist’s include: Katie Noonan, Jessica Mauboy, James Reyne & Daryl Braithwaite, Xavier Rudd, Something for Kate, Josh Pyke and many more. Tickets are on sale now: www.zoo.org.au/melbourne/wild-encounters/zoo-twilights-2014