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Flap your arms and shake your tail feathers at this year’s Lunar New Year
celebrations by taking part in Canterbury-Bankstown’s first-ever chicken dance.
Thousands are expected to join in on the celebrations, which will be held at Chapel
Road South, on 21 January.
Administrator, Richard Colley, said considering it was The Year of the Rooster, it
made sense to host a large chicken dance.
“Council is always looking for fun and quirky ways to involve the community, so we
thought why not coordinate the iconic chicken dance, that everyone knows and
loves” Mr Colley said.
Mr Colley encouraged visitors to get into the spirit of the New Year by not only taking
part in the performance but the other festive challenges as well.
“It seems like it’s the year of the challenge at our Lunar New Year Festival. I would
love to see as many people get involved in our eating competition or chopstick
challenge too, ” Mr Colley said.
Those wanting to take a back seat to the action are free to enjoy other entertainment
including fire twirling, flower making, Chung cake baking, calligraphy, bonsai, clay-
modelling, fan-painting and rooster craft, plus plenty more.
Throughout the night, visitors will also be treated to a host of singing and dancing,
from some of Sydney’s best performers, as well as seeing some thrilling stunts from
The evening will be capped off with a bang at 8.40pm when the traditional Lion
Dance will take place.
Lunar New Year will be held on Saturday 21 January, at Chapel Road South,
Bankstown, from 4pm-9pm.
For more information about Lunar New Year festivities, visit www.cbcity.nsw.gov.au/events/lunar-new-year
16/02/2017 12:11 PM