Chinese New Year 2011 Melbourne

January 13th, 2011


Melbourne Chinese New Year Festival 2011.  Welcome in the Year of the Rabbit with Lion dancers, Karaoke, Chinese food, Dragon Parade and more

  • February 2011

The Melbourne FCA 2011 – Year of the Rabbit – Chinese New Year Festival will feature traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, festivities, dances, Chinese opera and singing, karaoke competition, numerous stalls of culinary delights, arts and crafts, Chinese chess competitions, lion dances, dragon parades, calligraphy and children’s events.

Melbourne Street Parade 6 February 2011
Touching the Dragon will bring great luck and fortune. The Chinese Lions will be out in force and Chinatown will be abuzz with drums, firecrackers, music, singing, food and families celebrating the Year of the Rabbit.  Road closure details can be found on the City of Melbourne website.

The Millennium Dragon will be awakened to parade through the streets of Melbourne’s Chinatown and to bring hope for new fortunes and prosperity.

2011 Chinese Lunar New Year Buddhist Blessing Ceremony 
6 Feb 2011 
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit! To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Fo Guang Shan Melbourne (Buddha’s Light Mountain), one of Victoria’s largest Buddhist Temples, invites all to experience a fundamental aspect of Lunar New Year traditions – the Chinese Lunar New Year Buddhist Blessing Ceremony.

3 – 5 Feb 2011 
VenueThe Arts Centre – State Theatre AddressSt Kilda Rd
Southbank VIC 3006 Phone02 8399 1613
0412547297 .
Originating from a traditional Chinese myth, the family-friendly acrobatic show, Mulan tells the story about a young girl named Hua Mulan who brings honor to her family by becoming a warrior and enters a glorifying war against the bandits. The story of Hua Mulan was adapted as a major Walt Disney animated feature film in 1998, delighting families around the world. This heartwarming story is told by an extraordinary visiting troupe of performers the Chongqing Acrobatic Art Troupe of China through acrobatics, dances, and artistic stage designs.

Date /Time Venue
10am-8pm  6 Feb 2011 (Sun) CBD
Corner of Russell street and Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 
11.30am-8pm  13 Feb2011 (Sun) Kingsway, Glen Waverley 
10:30am-10pm 23 Jan 2011 (Wed) Corner of Victoria St and Church St, Richmond 3121
12pm-7pm 30 Jan 2011 (Sun) Springvale road, Springvale
12pm-7pm9  Jan 2011 (Sun) Alfrieda St, St Albans 3021
6pm 02 Feb 2011 (Wed) to  5pm 3 Feb 2011 (THU) Quang Minh Temple

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