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Sydney Lunar Festival

12 February – 21 February 2021

Celebrating the Year of the Ox

Contemporary interpretation of a centuries old tradition

Discover the Lunar Lanterns

Lunar Lantern: The Ox

Lunar Lantern: The Ox

Loyal, reliable and strong, the determined Ox is always diligent.
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Snake

Lunar Lantern: The Snake

Private, wise and intuitive, the enigmatic Snake has no qualms about outing itself first.
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Pig

Lunar Lantern: The Pig

Qian Jian Jua's impressive Pig lantern returns for Sydney Lunar Festival 2021
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Rat

Lunar Lantern: The Rat

Intelligent, adaptable and social, the quick-witted Rat cannot let and opportunity to prosper pass by.
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Monkey

Lunar Lantern: The Monkey

Quick-witted, charming and lucky, the adaptable monkey livens up any occasion!
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Sheep

Lunar Lantern: The Sheep

The Electric Sheep pays homage to the ancient tradition of applying paper cut designs to lanterns
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Rooster

Lunar Lantern: The Rooster

Valerie Khoo's luminous rooster lantern symbolises many parts combining to create a unique whole
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Dog

Lunar Lantern: The Dog

Loyal, smart and sociable, Dogs are a friend to many.
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Horse

Lunar Lantern: The Horse

Artist Qian Jian Hua reimagines the Horse symbol for a modern, Sydney audience.
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Tiger

Lunar Lantern: The Tiger

This lantern represents happiness, wealth, peace and prosperity.
12 Feb 2021
Lunar Lantern: The Rabbit

Lunar Lantern: The Rabbit

Trustworthy, empathetic and friendly, the Rabbit is sociable, relishing the company of others.
12 Feb 2021

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

The Rocks Lunar Markets

The air comes alive with the sights, scents and sounds of Asian street food.

Saturday 13 February

Lunar Spectacular Shows

Performers share their culture through dance, music, theatre, traditions and storytelling.

Sumptuous banquets and traditional Asian dishes

Lunar feasts

Taste of Chinatown: Food and culture tour

Taste of Chinatown: Food and culture tour

Food and culture tour: Discover Chinatown’s hidden gems and learn about Lunar New Year
28 Jan 2021
Lunar New Year cocktails at Banchō

Lunar New Year cocktails at Banchō

Celebrate the new Year of the Ox all February with festive cocktails at your favourite Chinatown small bar.
2 Feb 2021
Chinese New Year celebrations at feast

Chinese New Year celebrations at feast

To celebrate the Year of the Ox, Feast will be offering our fresh seafood and Chinese inspired buffet
11 Feb 2021
The Rocks Lunar Markets

The Rocks Lunar Markets

Discover the distinct flavours of Asia with street food markets and lantern-filled laneways
12 Feb 2021
Firepop x the Rocks Lunar Markets 2021

Firepop x the Rocks Lunar Markets 2021

Experience rich traditions and tales of Lunar New Year with Firepop
12 Feb 2021
Celebrating Seollal

Celebrating Seollal

Experience Korea’s Lunar New Year food and drinks
12 Feb 2021
Learn and discover

Workshops and talks

Lunar New Year at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Lunar New Year at the Chinese Garden of Friendship

The Chinese Garden of Friendship will be at the heart of Lunar New Year celebrations at Darling Harbour.
12 Feb 2021
Hon Dr Helen Sham Ho OAM: Her story

Hon Dr Helen Sham Ho OAM: Her story

Dr Sham Ho was the first Chinese born Member of Parliament in Australia.
13 Feb 2021
The Golden Lotus Shoes

The Golden Lotus Shoes

This exhibition explores the complex relationship between beauty and perfection
17 Feb 2021
The Yin and Yang of the Ox

The Yin and Yang of the Ox

Discover the second animal of the Lunar Zodiac in its many forms
20 Feb 2021
Cultural folk dance demonstration

Cultural folk dance demonstration

People at different ages are welcome to join the seminar and enjoy the Chinese folk dance up close!
21 Feb 2021
CYL lion dance workshop

CYL lion dance workshop

An amazing Chinese lion dance performance! You are welcome to understand, learn, experience and perform with us!
21 Feb 2021
Celebrate the year of the Ox

Event program

Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition

Jiangsu Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition

An exhibition featuring Jiangsu printmaking, Qinhuai lanterns, Kunqu art, Suzhou embroidery, etc.
12 Feb 2021
Taste of Chinatown: Food and culture tour

Taste of Chinatown: Food and culture tour

Food and culture tour: Discover Chinatown’s hidden gems and learn about Lunar New Year
14 Feb 2021
Lunar New Year 2021: Oxapalooza

Lunar New Year 2021: Oxapalooza

8 things you must try at World Square this Lunar New Year
12 Feb 2021
Must See self-guided tour at The Royal Botanic Garden

Must See self-guided tour at The Royal Botanic Garden

Each month, our team of volunteer guides put together a self-guided tour on the best plants to see in the Garden.
12 Feb 2021
Lunar New Year cocktails at Banchō

Lunar New Year cocktails at Banchō

Celebrate the new Year of the Ox all February with festive cocktails at your favourite Chinatown small bar.
12 Feb 2021
Handmade with passion and celebration of the Lunar New Year

Handmade with passion and celebration of the Lunar New Year

Handmade traditional and contemporary interpretations by The Society of Arts and Crafts of New South Wales
12 Feb 2021