2020 is the Year of the Rat and is predicted to be a year of strength, prosperity, and luck for all zodiac signs! Read on to find out all the places you can celebrate the Lunar New Year in Perth.
January 25 - February 8 | Crown Perth
Welcome the Year of the Rat at Crown with free live entertainment and events including lion dances, calligraphy sessions and origami lessons next to Crown’s Lunar Tea Lounge right in the heart of the Crown Metropol Lobby.
January 30 | Claremont Town Centre
Claremont Town Centre has partnered with the Chung Wah Association to ring in the Lunar New Year! Join us at Avion Way on Thursday 30 January for lion dances, Chinese face-painting, the God of Fortune, traditional dance performances, and Chinese calligraphy. More info.
January 30-31 | Brookfield Place
Celebrate all the colour, excitement and tradition of the Lunar New Year at Brookfield Place! Kick-off Lunar New Year with a bang as you follow the lion on his path through the precinct, blessing cafés, bars and restaurants, visitors and guests and warding off evil spirits.
This traditional and lively spectacle of colour, noise, ceremony and dance features performers from the Ging Mo Academy! Schedule and more info.
January 31 - February 1 | Yagan Square
Lunar New Year is coming to Yagan Square! Enjoy lion and dragon dancers as we celebrate the Year of the Rat.
Dine at Shy John Brewery and Yum Cha in Horseshoe Lane on Friday and Saturday and be amazed by these incredible performers, or visit the square on Sunday for lunch to watch these mythical creatures take over. More info.
February 1 | The Marina, Mindarie
Come along and celebrate Lunar New Year with dragon boat racing at The Marina from 11am! After the races at 3pm, you can sit back, relax and watch the lion dancers, Kung Fu demonstrations, and crackers from Kong Hing Koon, with the night finishing with a firecracker show on the Marina Boardwalk.
February 2 | Fringe World Festival (Northbridge)
Join the festivities at Perth Chinese New Year Fair 2020! Delivered by Chung Wah Association, this is a free community street carnival to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The culturally rich event is full of entertainment, featuring lion and dragon dances and a spectacular evening concert.
The event will start with lighting of fire-crackers and street parade, followed by live performances at Northbridge Piazza, along James Street and at Perth Cultural Centre, showcasing Chinese Culture through visual arts, traditional and contemporary performing arts, Chinese pop music, sports, martial arts, games and workshop.
Enjoy delicious food and drinks from existing eateries and bars as well as popular pop-up vendors! More info.
February 7 | Gloucester Park
Grab a picnic rug and your friends and family and head down to Gloucester Park on Friday 7 February for a fun night of Lunar New Year celebrations! With fireworks, a Chinese orchestra, traditional dancing performances and Tai Chi demonstrations, what more could you want? More info.
From everyone at Murdoch University, happy Lunar New Year!