Dumplings are such a beloved food in Australia that we even have a national annual dumpling eating championship. The competition this year was held in Pitt Street Mall, Sydney, on 2nd February during the Chinese New Year.
What has made the biggest news over the weekend in Australia’s Chinese community is the opening of Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s Australia/New Zealand home base in Melbourne.
Chinese New Year is not only just about celebration, but it is also a time to look back at the history of the Chinese descendants in Australia to better understand the Chinese Australian community.
The Chinese New Year celebration goes on. Here are our picks of events for this week.
Chinese New Year Eve dinner is considered the most important part of the celebration: Hundreds of millions of Chinese travel back home for family reunion, literally, for the new year eve dinner.
The Chinese New Year will start on 28th January this year. What the Chinese do as a tradition is to go to visit their friends and relatives on the very first day of the new year to send their greetings, which is called “Bai Nian” or “Bai Da Nian”, meaning “to pay new year calls”. This is considered as the most important new year routine.
Don't know where to go and what to see during this Chinese New Year celebration? There are a lot of events around the town competing for your attention, so here are our picks of top events you should go.
City of Sydney has promised the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of China this year. From 27th January to 12th February, the celebration which includes dragon boat racing, lantern festivals, art exhibitions, and various activities and events, will expect to attract more than a million visitors.
Traditional Chinese New Year paintings, known as “Nianhua” folk art, are a must-have new year decoration for the Chinese Spring Festival celebration. Apple is working with five young Chinese artists who have created the modern version of New Year paintings and launched a series of exclusive wallpapers for Apple devices.
Arts and culture can no doubt create links between two countries. India joins the rest of the world to celebrate the Chinese New Year by working with the Chinese government to present the award-winning arts group – Xinjiang Art Theatre Song and Dance Troupe from China in New Delhi.