Jack Hayes | 25th January, 2023
The Yr of Rabbit has at last hit Melbourne with tens of hundreds pouring onto the streets of Melbourne’s Chinatown to rejoice the Lunar New Calendar year.
Right after a a few-yr hiatus, Sunday, January 22 observed Russell and Minor Bourke streets returned to their rightful identification as the heart of festivity and celebration for Melbourne’s Chinese local community.
The Zodiac sign of the Rabbit is said to be a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese society, a sentiment evidently shared throughout the hordes of festivalgoers building most of the superb weather conditions, charming cultural and road performances and mouth-watering food.
“The working day went greater than anticipated, we ended up blown away by attendance, and from talking with stakeholders, traders and the group, they have been unbelievably content with the turnout and excellent event for the complete spouse and children,” Melbourne Chinatown Affiliation president JJ Heng claimed.
“To provide anything for the group they take pleasure in and to listen to from dad and mom how properly acquired our teachings of Chinese and Asian tradition was for little ones that is priceless for us.” •
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