With Chinese New Year coming up, it’s time to celebrate. 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster and you are invited to join us as we welcome the New Year in traditional style.
On Saturday January 28, Cornerstone Living will transform into a vibrant and colourful party with traditional lion dancing performances, lion puppet shows and delicious Asian street food. If you have never experienced the excitement of Chinese New Year festivities, make sure you take part in the lively atmosphere – because if there’s one place in Brisbane to celebrate Chinese New Year, it’s in Sunnybank.
Festivities start at 1:00 pm with lion dancing by the lively Tom Lo Lion Dance Team and continue until 3:00 pm. The event is open to all residents of Cornerstone Living as well as the local community. Please feel free to invite your friends and family to take part in the celebrations. We hope to see you there!
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Schedule of events
Lion dancing – 1:00 pm
Lion dancing is an important part of China’s cultural heritage that dates back to the Han Dynasty (205BC to 220AD). The beating of the drums, clashing of cymbals and bright costumes make for a dazzling performance.
Lion puppet shows – 1:30 pm
Chinese lion puppet shows are great for kids, who will love the brightly colored lion puppets and Chinese dance music. They will also have the chance to become puppeteers and move the lions to the music.
Chinese kite making – 2:00 pm
The Chinese kite was invented some 3,000 years ago and it is believed that designs such as fish, birds, animals and Chinese characters represent good luck. Kids are welcome to colour in their own fish kite to take home.
Asian street food – all afternoon
It’s not a Chinese New Year celebration without delicious food! To welcome in the New Year, The Corner Cafe is putting together a special menu of sumptuous Asian street food for you to feast on as you take part in the party.
About the Year of the Fire Rooster
The rooster is the tenth sign in the Chinese zodiac and the only bird in the zodiac. Each zodiac is associated with one of five elements (gold, wood, water, fire, earth) and 2017 is the Year of the Fire Rooster, which last came around in 1957. While those born in the rooster zodiac share common traits, fire roosters are known to be trustworthy and proactive, and to possess a strong sense of responsibility.
- Saturday January 28, 2017 (New Year’s Day)
- 88 Troughton Road, Sunnybank (in front of The Corner Cafe)
- 1:00–3:00 pm
- Free entry
- Friends and family are welcome
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