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Preparations ramp up for 2024 Lunar New Year Celebrations

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has urged the Minns Labor Government to illuminate the iconic sails of Sydney Opera House again this year, to mark the commencement of Lunar New Year celebrations.

The call comes ahead of the Year of the Wood Dragon, a highly significant occasion in the Chinese lunar calendar.

“New South Wales is amongst one of the most diverse places in not only Australia, but the world,” Mr Coure said. “From Hurstville to Chatswood to Liverpool to Fairfield, we have some of the largest Lunar New Year events in the world outside of Beijing.”

“Our Chinese and Vietnamese communities are some of the most hardworking and friendly people you’re ever likely to come across. The diversity and community spirit that they bring to New South Wales is a testament to our multicultural success story.”

The tradition of lighting the sails of the Sydney Opera House is one that has been ongoing for more than ten years.

“I call on the Minns Government to continue this wonderful display of unity and friendship by lighting up the Sydney Opera House, beginning on Saturday, 10 February 2024.” Mr Coure said.

Celebrations for the Year of the Wood Dragon are set to take place over 16 days, from Saturday 10th Feb 2024 to Saturday 25th February 2024.

“I wish everyone taking part in celebrations the upmost prosperity, success and honour in 2024. May your Lunar New Year be one to remember, celebrated with family, friends and loved ones.”


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