In the days leading up to the Chinese Lunar New Year, the China Cultural Centre in Sydney joins hands with the City of Sydney, the China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney, the Adelaide Festival Centre as well as other institutions to launch “Happy Chinese New Year” – a series of events celebrating 2015 as the Year of the Sheep. These events are designed to share the happiness and auspiciousness of the Chinese Spring Festival with the Australian general public, overseas Chinese and citizens from all walks of life.
The China Cultural Centre in Sydney will launch the following events during the Chinese Spring Festival:
|Exhibition: Hands-on Experience of Chinese New Year||Feb 14 – Mar 13||China Cultural Centre|
|Exhibition: Experiencing Chinese Spring Festival (special event for primary and high school students in Sydney)||Feb 12、13、17、18||China Cultural Centre in Sydney|
|Artist’s Presentation: The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors||Feb 14 (Afternoon)||China Cultural Centre in Sydney|
|Performance on Lunar Street: The Waist Drum and Dance Group of the China Cultural Centre in Sydney||Feb 14 5-6pm||Sussex Street, Sydney|
|Chinese New Year Concert by Hunan Orchestra of China Music||Feb 20 7:30pm||City Recital Hall， Angel Place|
|Chinese Orchestra Parade||Feb 22||George Street, Sydney|
|Free Talk: Chinese Histories and Their Relevance Today Lecturer：Kerry Brown, director of China Studies Centre of the University of Sydney||Feb 27 1-2pm||China Cultural Centre in Sydney|
|Silent Poetry: Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition||Feb 19-Mar 29||Adelaide Festival Centre|
(Note: For more event information, please check our website www.cccsydney.org )
Since 2010, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China has hosted the “Happy Chinese New Year” series event in association with other ministries for five years. This series of events presents the culture and customs of the Chinese Spring Festival to people around the world, inviting them to celebrate and experience the Chinese Lunar New Year as well as Chinese culture. By 2014, “Happy Chinese New Year” consisted of 570 programs and events, reaching out to 321 cities in 112 countries and regions; with approximately 30 million foreigners and overseas Chinese participating in the events.
“Happy Chinese New Year” advocates harmony, happiness, sharing and blessings. The China Cultural Centre in Sydney warmly invites Australia to join the events, experience the festival and enjoy Chinese culture.