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Celebrate Chinese New Year in Australia!

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Every year, Sydney goes all out to celebrate Chinese New Year! Travellers staying at this Sydney hostel love to get involved! The city will be alive with events, markets and parades – all backpackers are welcome and they are put on for your enjoyment!

Make sure you don’t miss the annual launch, that normally consists of a live parade in the evening at Belmore Park. Traditional elements of the Chinese New Year are incorporated into a rich and contemporary celebratory display involving Dragons, Lion dancing and vibrant colours.

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The Chinese New Year Sydney Markets will definitely be worth your while, with countless food, bargain merchandise and activity stalls. Over 50 stalls are spread over Belmore Park, there is definitely something of interest for every visitor to Sydney!

Whether you want to try a delicious cuisine or design your own Chinese lantern.

Jolly Swagman Backpackers Sydney guests are encouraged to drop by the stalls between the and take a look and make a purchase for themselves!

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The Chinese New Year Twilight Parade is the highlight of the festival! Generally, this stretches from Town Hall to Chinatown, get ready for a complete transformation of the Sydney streets into a surreal magical backdrop! With unbelievable costumes, lighting effects and floats featuring an array of talented artists, dancers, musicians and martial artists this event will definitely be a highlight of your time in Sydney!

Make your way down to Town Hall to get a good look at the parade, followed by a marvellous fireworks display at Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour!

BY THE WAY …..

What sign in the Chinese Zodiac are you?

Ox 1913 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997 2009
Tiger 1914 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998 2010
Rabbit 1915 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999 2011
Dragon 1916 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000 2012
Snake 1917 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001 2013
Horse 1918 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002 2014
Goat 1919 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003 2015
Monkey 1908 1920 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004
Rooster 1909 1921 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005
Dog 1910 1922 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
Pig 1911 1923 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007
Rat 1912 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996 2008