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Campsie came alive today with local businesses in Anzac Mall and along Beamish St continuing festivities to welcome the Year of the Rooster.
Administrator, Richard Colley, helped hand out little red envelopes and fortune cookies to local shopkeepers, while hundreds looked on at the traditional Lion Dance spectacle down the middle of the street.
The celebrations follow on from the successful Lunar New Year event held at Saigon Place in January, which saw more than 10,000 people visit Saigon Plaza.
Administrator, Richard Colley, said, Canterbury-Bankstown’s Lunar New Year celebrations had become one of the key highlights locals and visitors looked forward to on Council’s annual events calendar.
“Now that we’re the largest Council in Sydney, locals and visitors look to us for the best and brightest celebrations.
“I’m proud to say our event was filled with colour and liveliness - everything a Lunar New Year should be. I only hope our locals and visitors enjoyed the sights, sounds and tastes of Asia as much as I did, and continue to enjoy the wonderful celebrations planned across our City.
“Our Anzac Mall and Beamish Street event has allowed us to further showcase our City’s rich cultural diversity. We have many families with Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese backgrounds in our community and for them the Lunar New Year of the Rooster brings exciting opportunities and the prospect of a prosperous year ahead.
“For many people, this is a time for family reunions, and to reflect on the year past. Our celebrations will give those people the opportunity to breathe some fire into the New Year as well.
“I wish all residents good fortune, success, health and longevity for the Lunar New Year.” Mr Colley said.
Tony Burke MP, Sophie Cotsis MP, Jihad Dib MP, and the Chinese Australia Services Society Chairperson, Dr Bo Zhou, also joined Mr Colley in the celebrations.
23/03/2017 1:27 PM