Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year begins on February 10 2024, and starts the Spring Festival season that ends fifteen days later on the evening of the Lantern Festival. This year is the Year of the Dragon.
Celebrated in China for thousands of years, Lunar New Year is based on a calendar that uses both the lunar (cycles of the Moon) and solar (Earth’s annual orbit around the Sun) to determine the dates. The date of the Lunar New Year thus varies from year to year following the cycle of the moon.
Lunar New Year is also celebrated in many other Asian countries, including Vietnam, the Koreas, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. Whilst customs, rituals and the lengths of celebrations vary from culture to culture, honouring a fresh start remains at the core of the celebrations.
To find out more about how Lunar New Year is celebrated in Sydney this year, please click here.
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