Chinese New Year will take place at the end of this month, on Sunday January 22. The year of 2023 will celebrate the year of the rabbit.
Newcastle has a large Chinese community consisting of over 35,000 people and has its own ChinaTown on Stowell Street.
ChinaTown is filled with authentic restaurants and cafes, and is well-loved by many different cultures in Newcastle.
However, it is also a place for the large Chinese community to celebrate their culture and heritage. Newcastle’s ChinaTown also has Chinese supermarkets, travel agents, housing agents, health centres, legal services and much more.
For every Chinese New Year, Newcastle will host a huge celebration with a large parade around ChinaTown. The parade will include performers from Choi Lee Fut Edmund Ng Dragon and Lion Association, who have taken part in the parade for many years.
Committee members who help organise the event also include the North East Chinese Association and Newcastle Chinese Students and Scholars Association.
Due to the parade being cancelled for the past few years due to the pandemic, ChinaTown promises to come back bigger and better than ever to celebrate Chinese New Year 2023, the year of the rabbit.