Chinatown leaders Tianbo Zhang, Anastasia Bougesis, Randal Tomich Irena Zhang and Wayne Chao enjoy a 8 Courses Degustation Menu tailored by the Mount Lofty House chefs to match Tomich Wines new releases at the Tomich Wines annual gala dinner. Image by Meaghan Coles Photography.
Lunar New Year 2016 is less than a month away! This special cultural holiday is celebrated in Adelaide’s Chinatown as close as possible to the date of Chinese New Year. The year of the Monkey begins on Monday 8th February with 2016 Chinatown celebrations held on Saturday 13th February. There is so much to see and do, we’ll try to cover this year’s festivities in detail so you can plan your day. OFFICIAL PROGRAM GUIDE – PROGRAM, UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS The event grows in size every year due the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. Chinatown Adelaide of SA Inc. (CASA) is the organiser of the event. The committee members are volunteers who work with cultural organisations to bring joy, happiness and prosperity to Adelaide every year. Since 2013 the event has spilled out of its traditional home in Moonta Street to also include Gouger Street. Prosperity Dinner A special mention
To celebrate 2016 Lunar New Year Street Party and to usher in the year of the Monkey, Moonta Street (Chinatown) and Gouger Street will be filled with stalls, exhibitions, and entertainments from various cultural groups, showcasing Asian cultures and traditions of arts, crafts and foods. This year, it is anticipated that over 20,000 people from all over South Australia and beyond will be expected to attend the Chinese New Year street party. OFFICIAL PROGRAM GUIDE – PROGRAM, UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS Highlights of the street party event will be the Lion Dance and performances from our talented multicultural singers, dancers and musicians from South Australia. If you would like to sponsor the Chinatown Lunar New Year Street Party and get further information for the Sponsorship Packages, please contact: George Chin – President Tel: 8231 2218 Mob: 0416 026 074 Email: [email protected] Eric Lai – Vice President Mob: 0414 485 925 Email: [email protected]
Great twilight photo of the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year Street Party 2015 by Claire Bunten (Chinatown Adelaide Contributor & the Australia China Development Company Event Manager)
“Back in 2004, Chinatown’s Lunar New Year celebration attracted just a few hundred people.Chinatown Adelaide of SA Inc.president George Chin says the event has gone from strength to strength. Though Lunar New Year technically begins on February 19, celebrations will roll on from 10am-10.30pm on Saturday, February 21, with a program full of entertainment from various Asian cultural groups, plus food stalls and craft demonstrations. A street party will take over at 5.30pm, including a gala dinner under the stars. Mr Chin, who is also on the board of Education Adelaide, says many Chinese international students have volunteered to help prepare the event. Adelaide has roughly 12,000 Chinese university students but Lunar New Year is not only celebrated by Chinese people. That’s why we call it Lunar New Year and not Chinese New Year It is celebrated by people in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam … and SA is a multicultural
The Hon. Chris Schacht has completed a busy week of activities related to the OzAsia Shandong opening and to events related to South Australia receiving a delegation of Chinese officials including Chinese Ambassador Mr Ma Zhaoxu. Following SA Premier Jay Weatherill’s keynote speech on 3rd September to Mr Ma Zhaoxu, Mr Schacht attended the opening night performance of OzAsia. Performed by Qingdao Song and Dance Theatre, Red Sorghumis a visually spectacular modern dance drama. Mr Schacht said it is a great promotion of Qingdao as a centre of cultural excellence. The following night he enjoyed Shandong Acrobatic Troupe’s Dream of the Ghost Story of which he remarked there was an amazing synthesis of acrobatics, ballet, modern dance and chinese/western music style, with a special mention to the stunning costumes and sets. He noted both performances received long standing ovations. On Monday 7th September, he was pleased to be in attendance