Cumberland City Council has postponed the Lunar New Year celebrations, which was to be held in Auburn this Saturday, 1 February 2020 due to health concerns surrounding coronavirus. A new date for the event will be announced in the near future.
2020 is the Year of the Rat – the first of all zodiac animals. Come and join an evening full of fun and cultural festivities as we celebrate this very special year.
The Rat is the first of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Rat tricked the Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived at the finish line, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox, becoming first.
Join us for an evening of free entertainment and activities:
- Main stage cultural entertainment
- Join Kung Fu Panda and friends for his on-stage show and meet the star himself
- See the New Year’s lion dance
- Get your face painted in the animals of the Chinese zodiac
- Decorate your own porcelain rice bowl
- Shadow puppet shows
- A roving Chinese God of Fortune who will be handing out red envelopes and gold chocolate coins
- Plenty of food and free activities for the whole family
- 5.00pm Lion Dance concludes on main stage
- 5.10pm Welcome to Country
- 5.15pm OFFICIAL CEREMONY
- 5.30pm Kung Fu Panda stage show
- 6.00pm Swan Goose Chinese Drum Team
- 6.20pm NSW Multicultural Seniors Association perform a Sri Lankan water pot dance
- 6.35pm Australia Red Maple Leaves Art perform “Pistil” – a traditional Chinese folk dance featuring light-hearted ‘flower’ dance
- 6.45pm Ocean Dream Artistic Group perform a traditional Chinese folk dance with Chinese fans
- 7.00pm NSW Multicultural Seniors Association perform a traditional Chinese waist drum dance
- 7.20pm Kung Fu Panda stage show
- 7.50pm Australia Red Maple Leaves Art perform “Die Yun” – a traditional Chinese folk dance featuring bamboo flutes
- 8.00pm Asian Women at Work Drumming Group
- 8.10pm Aikido NSW demonstrate a modern Japanese martial art
- 8.35pm Dooleys giveaway winner announcement
- 8.40pm KPOP Performance
- May’s Malaysian Hawker
- Mix Mix Co Filipino desserts
- Mr Kernal chips on a stick
- Cemil Erkan’s ice-cream van
- Many more delicious dining options in and around Auburn Central.