Lunar New Year Festival

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People dancing in dragon costume.
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Time Out says

Follow the colourful parade and cheer in the Year of the Rat

When you catch sight of rat floats and lion dancers waltzing down Forest Road, you know you’re in the right place for Hurstville’s Lunar New Year Festival. This huge annual celebration sees more than 50,000 visitors flock to the centre of this South Sydney suburb for a full day of entertainment and traditional Chinese ceremonies.

The parade begins at 10am and will be followed by a day of performances including Cantonese opera, wushu demonstrations, a Hello Kitty appearance and more. Wander the stalls lining the street for everything from Japanese pizza and Malaysian mee goreng to Dragon Beard candy, a traditional handmade Chinese sweet.


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