Discover the rich cultural legacy of Ballarat’s Chinese community from the gold rush to today.
Lunar New Year, also commonly referred to as Chinese New Year, is one of the most significant holidays on the calendar in South-East Asia. Usually falling on the second new moon after the winter solstice, in 2023 Lunar New Year starts on Sunday, January 22, when revellers will bring in the Year of the Rabbit.
To mark the celebration, Victoria’s iconic living museum, Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill on Wadawurrung Country, is celebrating the goldfields’ rich Chinese history this Lunar New Year with four days of music, food and cultural activities.
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With celebrations running from January 26 to January 29, Sovereign Hill will be buzzing with music, food, and cultural family-friendly activities over the four-day festivities; from spectacular dragon and lion parades and experiencing live performances, and to feasting on dumplings, noodles and other treats crafted by Peter Rowland Group.