ORION 2020 Whitehorse Chinese New Year Celebrations- POSTPONED
While acknowledging the statement of Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, that “there is no cause for concern in the Australian public”, for cultural and commercial reasons, and out of respect for the difficulties currently being experienced by many people, Asian Business Association of Whitehorse (ABAW) has decided to postpone the 2020 Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival, scheduled for 1st February. This decision is acknowledged by City of Whitehorse, who will continue to work with ABAW to reschedule the 2020 Box Hill Chinese New Year Festival.
President of ABAW
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With over 150,000 people in attendance in 2019, the Chinese New Year Festival in Box Hill is the biggest annual event in the City of Whitehorse on 1st February 2020.
Central Box Hill comes alive with people, colour, movement and sound. Dragon dancers weave through the crowd to the beat of drums. The festival showcases wonderful music, singing and dancing from our local community. Festival goers can enjoy games, rides, firecracker displays, music and performances, and market stalls selling souvenirs and delicious food.
This year we have new and exciting activities for people of all ages including a bar area! So come on down and enjoy a day with us!
Local residents come along in droves as do many visitors from across Melbourne. It’s a fantastic atmosphere that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to the bustling streets of Beijing, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur. It’s a wonderful way to showcase Box Hill and all that it has to offer to both regular and new visitors.
Celebrated for centuries, Chinese New Year brings families together and many follow the tradition of cleansing the house in order to sweep away any ill-fortune of the previous year and to make way for good luck.
Bump in for all the marquee holders begin (strictly no vehicles allow after 9:30am)
The festivities begin – 300 people Taichi on Whitehorse road in front of Main stage with Chinese instrument on the stage