Thursday, 23 March 2023

The sails of the Sydney Opera House will once again be bathed in a brilliant red on Monday, 23 January, to celebrate Lunar New Year.

Member for the Davidson Electorate, Jonathan O’Dea, wished all residents celebrating Lunar New Year prosperity, wealth, and good health and fortune for the year ahead.

“Lunar New Year is a time to come together and share our hopes and dreams for the future,” Mr O’Dea said.

“We are proud of the diverse community we have in in this area and it is so pleasing to see people freely able to bring our local streets alive with an exciting program of activities for Lunar New Year celebrations” he added.

“This significant cultural celebration is also an opportunity for everyone living across our community to join in and learn about this event which is adhered to by billions right throughout the world.”

Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure said events like Lunar New Year being openly celebrated shows that the state’s rich multicultural society isn’t limited to one suburb or town, but extends right across the state.

“You will be hard-pressed to find such rich diversity proudly championed and celebrated like it is in NSW. I wish everyone a prosperous and happy Year of the Rabbit, and for those from a Vietnamese background, a very happy Year of the Cat.”

Mr Coure said. 

Lunar New Year is a 15-day celebration with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends with the next full moon. In 2023, Lunar New Year will commence on 22 January and the sails of the Sydney Opera House will be lit up tonight, Monday 23 January 2023.

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