Chinese New Year 2013

Year of the Snake

Chinese New Year's Day is on Sunday 10th February 2013
Year of the Black Water Snake.

Activities

The Chinese New Year Festival features traditional and contemporary Chinese cultural activities, festivities, dances, Chinese opera and singing, karaoke competition, numerous stalls of culinary delights, arts and crafts, Chinese chess competitions, lion dances, dragon parades, calligraphy and children's events.

Melbourne Parade

During the Dragon’s Awakening Ceremony, the Dragon will parade through the streets of Melbourne starting in Little Bourke Street from 12.30pm.

According to Chinese Lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day of the first lunar month. The first lunar month is the second lunar month after the lunar month (11th lunar month) contains Winter Solstice, which is around December 23 in Gregorian calendar (western calendar). As a result, Chinese New Year Day might fall in the second half of January or the first half of February.