The Year of the Monkey 2016 celebrations in Sydney commenced on 6th February and finished on 21st February, 2016. The City of Sydney came alive with lantern displays, lion dances, street performers, lunar feasts and dragon boat races throughout the 2 weeks of celebrations.
- 1 Some of the Chinese Animal Displays Throughout Sydney for the Year of the Monkey 2016
- 2 The Monkey located at the Sydney Opera House
- 3 The Goat located at Dixon Street Mall
- 4 The Horse located at Martin Place
- 5 The Pig located at Pitt Street Mall
- 6 The Rooster located at Pitt Street Mall
- 7 The Dog located at Dixon Street Mall
- 8 Chinatown Lion Dances
- 9 Buying your Chinese Decorations and Red Packets in Chinatown
- 10 Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Queen Victoria Building
Some of the Chinese Animal Displays Throughout Sydney for the Year of the Monkey 2016
(information supplied by the City of Sydney)
The Monkey located at the Sydney Opera House
The Three Monkeys adorn the forecourt of the Opera House; hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil.
People born in the Year of the Monkey are fun-loving, energetic and inquisitive. Their intellect allows them to adapt to any situation. They are confident, charismatic, loyal and inventive and sometimes can be a little too curious for their own good.
The Goat located at Dixon Street Mall
The City of Guangzhou is a sister city to Sydney and is known as the ‘city of goats’. The city made a set of goat lanterns for the Chinese New Year Celebrations. The lanterns passed love, friendship, joy and happiness to the people of Sydney.
People born in the Year of the Goat are wise, dependable and calm, creative and compassionate and fond of the quiet life.
The Horse located at Martin Place
The Horse Lantern depicted ancient wall horses leading a chariot.
People born in the Year of the Horse are animated, active and energetic. They love to be in a crowd and to take centre stage.
The Pig located at Pitt Street Mall
Inspired by the motherly nature of the pig, this patchwork pig is a delight to behold with her piglets.
People born in the Year of the Pig are diligent and generous, focused in achieving their goals.
The Rooster located at Pitt Street Mall
The Rooster’s bright vibrant colours perfectly represented its independent and quick-witted nature.
People born in the Year of the Rooster are hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented and confident about themselves.
The Dog located at Dixon Street Mall
Resplendent in Chinese fabric, the Dog lantern is playful and cute.
People born in the Year of the Dog are loyal and honest, amiable and kind but not always good at communication.
Chinatown Lion Dances
At different times over Chinese New Year Lion Dances took place throughout Chinatown. The Lion Dances are performed to bring good luck and fortune to the businesses for the new year.
Buying your Chinese Decorations and Red Packets in Chinatown
Chinese New Year Celebrations at the Queen Victoria Building
A local Chinese Calligrapher, Bind Dong Yang, created hand crafted messages of Happiness, Love, Prosperity, Good Health and Luck.
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