Don’t miss Lunar New Year event

Published 5:00am 10 January 2023

Don’t miss Lunar New Year event
Words by Kylie Knight

Celebrate the Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Rabbit during the Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year event at Caboolture on February 4.

The vibrant celebration of the East is on from 3-8pm at Caboolture Town Square, Hasking St, Caboolture.

It will offer locals and visitors a jam-packed, family friendly program with traditional music and dance, Asian food, workshops, stage entertainment and more.

The Moreton Bay Region Lunar New Year event will conclude with a pyrotechnic firecracker display.

Lunar New Year is proudly presented by Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and supported by Multicultural Affairs Queensland, Moreton Daily and strategic partner Moreton Bay Regional Council.

MBRIT Founder and CEO Shane Newcombe says the event is the perfect way to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

“This year’s event will include a red dragon traditional lion dance, Chinese orchestra performances, magic show, drumming spectacular and more,” Mr Newcombe says.

“You can learn the intricacies of Asian culture by taking part in workshops or enjoying an array of Asian cuisine at our ‘Eat Street’-style food market.

Don’t miss Lunar New Year event

Major celebration

Moreton Bay Regional Council Mayor Peter Flannery says Lunar New Year is becoming a major event on the regional calendar.

“If you resolved to try new things this year or want to save money, then this is the perfect family friendly night out,” he says.

“If you haven’t been before, then make sure you discover this spectacular celebration of culture, food, and tradition.”

Councillor Adam Hain (Div 3) says the theme of 2023 is hope.

“According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Year of the Rabbit should bring peace, prosperity and longevity — which is auspicious after everything we’ve been through with COVID-19,” he says.

“I take my family along every year and honestly it just keeps getting better and better.

“The kids were in awe of the dragon dancing and traditional drummers, but they were most excited to try new foods which are in abundance.

“You can taste the incredible flavours of the orient without leaving Caboolture, which is amazing.”

EVENT DETAILS

What: Lunar New Year 2023

Where: Caboolture Town Square, Hasking St, Caboolture

When: February 4, 3-8pm

Cost: Entry is free

For more information, visit the website

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