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FESTIVAL – Sydney Chinese New Year 2010

February 12, 2010toFebruary 28, 2010

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  • 12 – 28 February 2010
  • Markets, dragon boat races, temple tours, film festival, art exhibitions etc

Four hundred performers from Chongqing city in China will dazzle Sydney audiences next year with acrobatics and dragon dancing at Sydney’s Chinese New Year Twilight Parade.
An advance party of 14 officials from Chongqing city is currently in Sydney to meet Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP and event organisers, to scope their participation in the Twilight Parade and Chinese New Year Markets.
The second Chinese New Year Twilight Parade and fireworks on Sunday 21 February 2010 will light up downtown Sydney with spectacular performances and costumes, making for a great family night out.
The 400 performers will join more than 2000 local performers in a contemporary and cutting edge parade, expected to attract over 100,000 people to the city streets.
“It is a great pleasure to be able to welcome the Chongqing city delegation to Sydney,” Ms Moore said. “Our ongoing relationship with China enriches Sydney’s cultural calendar and I’m looking forward to learning about Chongqing city.”
City of Sydney’s 2010 Chinese New Year Festival is the biggest Lunar New Year celebration outside of Asia.
2010 heralds the Year of the Tiger, a sign denoting luck, charisma and courage.
The 14th City of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival will run from 12 – 28 February, with Chinese New Year’s Day falling on Valentine’s Day.
The Festival includes more than 60 events including markets, dragon boat races, temple tours, film festival, art exhibitions, kids’ events, cultural and historical tours, calligraphy demonstrations, opera and banquets.
More than 600,000 people attend the festival annually, making it one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most popular events.
To see images and vision from 2009 celebrations visit www.sydneychinesenewyear.com
The full program will be available online from January 2010.

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