It truly is a vibrant time of the year – there’s parties and fireworks all around along with a sense of newness in the atmosphere.
And to keep the festivities choofing along just nicely, the Lunar New Year is upon us which means the annual Chinatown Street Party is preparing for their Year of the Rabbit celebration on Saturday 28 January.
The soiree will see both Gouger Street and Moonta street enlivened with a spree of lion and dragon dances, karaoke, a bunch of festivities in the Chinatown precinct, as well as a whole lot of dancing in the street for what will be the 20th Lunar New Year Street Party in Chinatown.
From 12pm through to 9pm, over 25,000 visitors are expected to flood the streets where 80 specialty stalls and food trucks will be providing delicious Asian street food, drink, and other goodies relevant to the Lunar New Year celebration in Adelaide.
A big old central stage will sit under the Chinatown arch with performances taking place from 12pm to 4:30pm and 6pm to 9pm. Although the official function will take place between 6pm and 7pm – so make sure you’ve got a good spot to witness the presentations.
The Year of the Tiger, which began in 2022 ends on Saturday 21 January this year, as we enter the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac on Sunday 22 January 2023.
While the Year of the Tiger encapsulated strength, vitality and restlessness, the Year of the Rabbit will embody a calm year of introspection, relaxation and comfort – much needed for the lot of us.
The 20th annual Lunar New Year Street Party in Adelaide’s Chinatown is set to be an energetic celebration and a cultural experience for those who are unfamiliar with the affair.