Celebrate 2016 Chinese New Year in Gold Coast

Chinese New Year

Posted in Local Events @ Dec 25th 2015 7:17am - By Administrator

If you want to enjoy the festivities that Chinese New Year brings, head over to Gold Coast. The city will be packed with several celebrations you don't want to miss.

But first, make sure to make the necessary arrangements. Do you already know where to stay? How about Chevron Palms Surfers Paradise Holiday Apartments? We not only provide fully self contained one bedroom apartments for every traveller but also easy access to Gold Coast's Chinese New Year celebrations such as:

CNY Show at Cavill Mall
On February 14th at 10am, you will enjoy a 50-minute show featuring cultural performances like acrobatics, Chinese magic, and of course, the traditional lion dance. The lion dance is a necessity during the Chinese New Year celebration as it signifies good luck. It is believed that the head of the lion enhances longevity while the tail sweeps away misfortunes.

Besides these, visitors will be able to experience more Chinese culture through the traditional Chinese Opera Costume. If you are not familiar with this, it is important to understand that besides the beautiful costumes performers also paint their face.

The costumes together with the colour means and symbolises the character they portray. For instance, the colour white means crafty, evil, sinister, suspicious, and treacherous. The performer who paints his face white is the villain.

The colour black, on the other hand, means fierceness. Blue is for steadfastness. If green is for impulsive behaviour or no self-control, pink is for sophistication and cool-headedness. The lucky colour red means bravery or loyalty and lastly, yellow is for ambition or intelligence.

CNY at Gold Coast Chinatown
If you want culture and cuisine, head to the Gold Coast Chinatown in Southport on February 20. From 4pm to 9pm, the streets come alive with Asian-infused street food market, dance and cultural performances, interactive workshops, and outdoor cinema. There will also be free activities for kids such as colouring in, face painting, jumping castle, and ping pong.

Apart from these, make sure to check out the traditional lanterns, the first Paifang which is a traditional gate, and the statue of the famed Chinese philosopher, Confucius. And before the celebration comes to a close, get ready for an enchanted fireworks display.

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