Year of the Ox 2021

Jan 12, 2021

Happy new year! Xinnian Kuaile!

It’s time to bid farewell to the Rat and welcome the Chinese New Year of the Metal Ox, or Spring Festival as it known in China

Due to Covid-19, the Cairns Chinese New year Festival will be a bit different this year. The much loved street festival held which was held in Grafton Street (historic site of Cairns’ former Chinatown) will not go ahead this year.  However, other popular festival events will still be held, albeit scaled back to comply with current Queensland Health Covid-safety regulations.

These include :

  • The New Year’s Day Fireworks – Cairns Esplanade Eastern Event (near the helipad)
  • Chinese cultural performances and displays at the Pier Cairns Shopping Centre Market Place
  • Exhibition at Cairns Museum: Lions and Dragons – The Sights and Sounds of Chinese New Year  
  • Lantern Festival workshop and celebrations
  • Chinese New Year Gala Dinner  
  • Year of the Ox Yum Cha Lunch

Click on link below for more details


Photo Credit: Neil Mitchell Brierly 1945, Cairns Victory Parade, Grafton St,  Cairns 

Cairns & District Chinese Association Inc

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