Green Square residents and visitors will welcome the Year of the Pig in style, with Sydney Lunar Festival celebrations extending to Sydney’s fastest growing neighbourhood for the first time.
For the duration of the Sydney Lunar Festival, visitors will find a pig in a blanket lantern in Green Square plaza. They can also view 2 towering yin and yang dog lanterns by Shanghai artist Fan Dongwang guarding the entrance to the state-of-the-art library entrance.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Councillor Robert Kok will take part in the festivities with a red packet walkabout in the plaza and surrounding streets on Saturday 9 February from 2.10pm. There will be a lion dance performance before the handout at 2.00pm.
A program of classical music performances by Asian-Australian musicians, pianist Van Leucia and 11-year-old violinist Justine Zhang, will take place in the library tower on Saturday 9 February from 2:15pm to 3:30pm.
The library, which will be adorned by festive red lanterns, will host a free Chinese calligraphy demonstration on Saturday 2 February from 1pm to 3pm. Visitors can learn about calligraphy and try their hand at the ancient Chinese art.
Sydney Lunar Festival runs from 1 to 10 February.