We are pleased to announce that our annual Chinese New Year celebrations will take place at 11.00am, on Saturday 28th January 2017. We will welcome the confident and loud Year of the Rooster. Visitors will be treated to traditional Chinese firecrackers and incredible lion dance and kung fu performances from the Yi Quin lion dance troupe. There will also be performances and dancing by local Chinese community groups!
Some young ones may find our kung fu lions a little too loud so instead, come in-store to admire the intricately crafted papier-mâché lion head we have on display. There are lots of interesting facts about how they are made, and information on the different styles and types of Lion Dance costumes.
We shall have a festive New Year market with a variety of delicious hot foods, Chinese bakery items, bubble teas and gifts! Perhaps you’ll pick up an auspicious Chinese dragon or a festive lantern?
- Our local Chinese baker will create lots of fantastic sweet treats like wife cake and Chinese cookies.
- Wow Faces are delighted to return to our Chinese New Year celebrations with colourful face paintng and glitter tattoos.
- Check out the freshly cooked dumplings by Eatchu.
- Celebrate Tết, and enjoy Vietnamese specialties like Bánh mì and Vietnamese Pho from Viet Vite!
- Enjoy fantastic sushi, takoyaki and donburi from She Sells Sushi.
- Vegetarian or vegan? No problem, visit our friends Gopal’s Curry Shack!
Gong Hei Fat Choi! May you have a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year!
Date: Saturday, 28th January 2017
Time: Starting at 11.00am
Entry: FREE (not ticketed, but please come early to avoid disappointment!)
Location: Eastgate Oriental City. Click for directions.
2017 is the Year of the Rooster, which is the tenth sign in the Chinese zodiac. Roosters are said to be hardworking, courageous and talented, which means they they sometimes appear boastful to others! If you are aged 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72, 84 or 96 this year, you are more likely than not to be a Chinese Rooster.
Check out my rooster horoscope!
Want to learn more about the traditions and folklore surrounding Chinese New Year? Why not take a look at:
Have a look at our celebrations from 2015, where we had an extra-special traditional lion-awakening ceremony!