Happy Lunar New Year – Helping Hand

Happy Lunar New Year

2023 is the lunar new year of the Rabbit – a symbol of peace, prosperity and longevity in Chinese culture and predicted to be a year of hope.

Lunar New Year will be celebrated on Sunday 22 January. It can also be referred to as Chinese New Year. The date follows the Chinese Lunar Calendar based on the orbits of the moon and the earth. You can read more about this by clicking here.

Celebrations last for 16 days, and traditionally include displays of red paper, firecrackers, lighting candles and red clothes to scare away the best Nian, who is said to show up on New Year’s Eve and cause destruction. For local celebrations, check out the Gouger Steet party on 28 January.

Lunar new year illustration of a gold rabbit on a red background with Helping Hand logo in the bottom right corner

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