Celebrate Lunar New Year in Burwood

Published on 03 February 2022

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This week marks a very exciting time on the calendar with the official start to the Lunar New Year. Spanning the time period of 31 January through to 15 February, celebrations for the Year of the Tiger are underway.

Across Burwood people are celebrating with their family and friends. Some of the defining characteristics of the Tiger are bravery, courage, and overcoming adversity. We can call agree that after 2021 this is something that is easy to identify with.

There are a number of activities happening all across our community over the coming weeks to help celebrate this very happy time of the year.

Burwood’s favourite Lion Dance Parade returns this Saturday 5 February with plenty of colour, dancing, and joy. Join us from 11am-1pm along the parade route on Burwood Road as we celebrate our vibrant Asian community and all of their contributions.

Residents can also enjoy the festivities at Burwood Chinatown with a number of exciting events. On Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 February revel in a food and market store, live music, and free red pockets on trees.

The following weekend (12-13 February) will be highlighted by the Lantern Festival.

Find out more about what’s planned at Burwood Chinatown and all the latest information around starting and finishing times. 

Westfield Burwood have also got into the spirit and will be hosting a number of celebrations over the next few weeks.

These include:

  • Snap a picture with our life-size tiger at our event zone (Until 15 February)
  • Test your fortune and try your luck at the limited edition Lucky Bao vending machine(until 15 February)
  • Make a wish on our Lunar New Year Wishing Tree (Until 15 February) - A cornerstone of any Lunar New Year celebration, the wishing tree is synonymous with luck and good fortune. Hanging hopes for the coming year on Wishing Trees is said to help encourage dreams to come true.
  • Experience a special appearance from the God of Fortunes as he roams through Westfield Burwood spreading New Year happiness and good fortune to all. (Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 February 11am-2pm)
  • Enjoy a traditional Lion Dance Performance (5 February 11am)
  • Enjoy free Tai Chi classes with 2021 Westfield Burwood Local Hero Yinxia Hu - Celebrate Lunar New Year, the Year of the Tiger through learning Tai Chi with Westfield Burwood Local Hero Yinxia Hu.

Council wishes everyone a very happy Lunar New Year and good health and fortune to all.