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Sydney Chinese New Year February 6 - 21


When the lunar new year arrives in Sydney’s Chinatown, the precinct explodes with colour and music. Join thousands of onlookers for the traditional new year twilight parade, indulge in some spicy treats at the night markets or satisfy your curiosity with a number of high-profile talks, exhibitions and concerts, small group bike tours or forums at the Chinese gardens.

Sydney Chinese New Year 2015 Photographer: Mark Seabury

See the incredible “Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors” captured from sunrise through to sunset by the talented Mark Seabury. These larger than life lanterns are appearing here in Australia for the first time and are part of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. The ninety warriors and two horses can currently be found glowing in brilliant bursts of colour at Dawes Point in Sydney until Sunday 22nd of February.