2010 is the Year of the Tiger, so why not take the family along to Chinatown this Saturday and celebrate the Lunar New Year Street Party with lion dances, firecrackers and Tai Chi demonstrations?
Chinatown will be full of colour and excitement tomorrow with thousands of people expected to head to Moonta Street, Chinatown from 10am to 5pm to experience the vibrant Asian culture.
Lord Mayor Michael Harbison said the Lunar New Year Street Party is an exciting event for the City of Adelaide.
“Moonta Street in Chinatown will be the heart of this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations so I encourage families to go along and join in the free festivities.”
“This weekend’s event is filled with so much culture and life. There are things to do and see for people of all ages,” said the Lord Mayor.
There will be formal addresses from City and community leaders, followed by cultural entertainment including Vietnamese folk dancing, Taekwondo martial art demonstrations, Tai Chi Fan demonstrations and much more.
Every year the Lunar New Year festival goes for 15 days, with a different animal of the Chinese zodiac recognised. 2010 is the year of the Tiger and according to Chinese astrology the Tiger is courageous, passionate and dramatic.
Moonta Street between Grote Street and Gouger Street will be closed from 5am until 7pm for the Lunar New Year Street Party.
Article from Adelaide City Council