Photos from the 2014 Perth Chinese New Year Fair
The Chung Wah President Mr Sammy Yap said Chinese New Year was the most important festival for Chinese people and although celebrating it in Australia was very different than celebrating it within Asia, he wanted to encourage people to go beyond the traditional way of celebrating it with family and friends by sharing their joy with the Perth public.
It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase Chinese culture, and the public can learn more about the culture in an interactive and participative way. Judging by the bumper crowd of more than 50,000 at last year’s event despite the 41 degree heat, it is obviously a winner.” he said. “I haven’t seen so many happy and smiling faces in one place.
Extract from “A Showcase of Chinese Culture in WA” – The West Australian, 29 January 2014
The Perth Chinese New Year Fair is an annual free community event that provides excitement, entertainment, and enjoyment to families and people of all ages. It was first staged in January 2012, and attracted an estimated crowd of more than 80,000 in 2015.
The event will be held from 12 pm to 9 pm on Sunday, 14 February in Northbridge. James Street and Lake Street will be closed to traffic during the event and will be lined with approximate 100 various stalls.
Nicks Lane will also be closed and there will be interactive multicultural stall activities to participate in.
There will be street performances at every half hour interval on James street, including lion and dragon dances, Chinese ethnic costume parade, WA police pipe band parade, and a stage show from 12 pm to 6 pm on Roe Street in front of Chinatown. The event will climax with a multicultural concert from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Northbridge Piazza.
The Lake Street to be an activity area lined with fun-filled attractions such as Cup and Saucer Ride, Clown Playport and Slide, Simulator Ride, Laughing Clowns Game, Lucky Numbers, Pluck a Duck Game and Muppets Game.
From 12 pm to 4 pm, come over to our Kids’ Zone at Northbridge Piazza. Get wet, cool off and have fun at our giant water slide and interesting activity stalls that are catered for the kids, such as face painting, balloonist and clowns.
According to Chinese beliefs, God of Fortune is the god that can bring in wealth and riches. During our festive event, we will have our God of Fortunes to hand the red packets to the kids as blessings of great luck and large wealth.
This free annual community event aims at promoting Chinese culture and sharing in the festivities of Chinese New Year.
On James Street
|All day||Food and market stalls||Various|
|12.00 pm||Lion dance and fire crackers||Chinese Community Centre|
|1.00 pm||Lion dance||Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu|
|2.00 pm||Lion dance||Pak Mei Yaolin|
|2.30 pm||WA Police pipe band||WA Police|
|3.00 pm||Lion dance||Choy Lee Fut Kung Fu|
|3.30 pm||Indonesian dance||Selendang Sutra|
|4.00 pm||Lion dance||Jimmy Tsui Kung Fu School|
|4.30 pm||Indonesian dance||Selendang Sutra|
|5.00 pm||Lion dance||Yarn Yee Tong|
On Lake Street
|All day||Games – Laughing Clowns, Lucky Numbers, Pluck a Duck, Muppets Game|
|All day||Rides – Cup and Saucer, Clown Playport and Slide, Simulator|
|12.00 pm - 6.00 pm||Multicultural performances in the fore court of Chinatown on Roe Street
All lion dances on James Street will end in Chinatown
|12.00 pm - 6.00 pm||Chinese New Year Open House in Chung Wah Lane|
|12.15 pm||Fire crackers|
|1.30 pm - 2.00 pm||Special performances direct from Chengdu Dujiangyan, China|
At Northbridge Piazza – 12.00 pm to 9.00 pm
|12.00 pm - 4.00 pm||Kids Zone – water slides, kiddies animal rides, balloonist,
face painting, hand painting, and origami
Footy activities – West Coast Eagles and WA Football Commission
|7.15 pm - 7.45 pm||Fire crackers, lion and dragon dance, welcome to country, official ceremony|
|7.45 pm to 9.00 pm||Multicultural concert|
Multicultural concert – 7.45 pm to 9.00 pm
|Happy Chinese New Year||Celine Wong with Oberthur Primary School Dance Group|
|Welcoming the New Year||Chung Wah Dance|
|Chinese mask changing and fire breathing||City of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China|
|Qingcheng martial art||City of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China|
|Kecak Electric Dance||Selendang Sutra|
|The Lindy Hop||Swing Zing Performance Team|
|Qingcheng tai chi||City of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China|
|Sichuan kung fu tea act||City of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China|
|The Joy of Spring||Chung Wah Dance|
|The Society Mix||The Society|
|Tai chi sword and guzheng||City of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China|
|Sichuan kung fu tea and guzheng||City of Dujiangyan, Chengdu, China|
|A Taste of La Reunion Island||Caramellas Dance Crew|
|Brazillian Samba Carnival||Latin Dance Productions|
|He Xin Nian||Celine, Clarise and Carine Wong|
*Note: Times and activities are subject to change
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