The NSW Government has begun celebrations for the Lunar New Year, last night hosting a community event to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Lunar New Year is a truly multicultural festival and is significant to many communities throughout NSW. It is a shining example of our harmonious multicultural society.

The sails of Sydney Opera House shone a brilliant red to symbolise good fortune, vitality and prosperity.

This year is the year of the Dragon, said to represent power, strength, and luck.

Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper conveyed his best wishes to all those celebrating across the State.


NSW Minister for Multiculturalism Steve Kamper said:

“Lunar New Year is a special time for many people in NSW to celebrate life, family and culture. It is also a time to express gratitude, hope, and joy”.

“I’m proud of how our communities come together in the spirit of harmony to enjoy one of our State’s most significant cultural events.”

“Lunar New Year has become an integral part of the NSW cultural calendar.”

“The NSW Government wishes all communities celebrating a very happy, healthy and prosperous Lunar New Year.”


MEDIA: Jonathan Symons | Minister Kamper | 0407 488 158


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