The Premier said Sydney’s iconic Opera House will be turning red as a mark of friendship between NSW and Guangdong. He also highlighted a flourishing economic relationship between the States. In the past 12 months, NSW and China have signed a new free trade agreement and Sydney has become an established offshore settlement hub for the Chinese Renminbi.
Chinese New Year Festival
NSW is gearing up for a spectacular 2015 Chinese New Year Festival celebration. The festival will officially commence at 7pm on 13 February among the lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors at Dawes Point on Sydney’s Harbour.
Sydney’s streets will come alive with the sight, smells and tastes of one of the world’s biggest lunar New Year celebrations. The festival will feature more than 80 events and is expected to attract over 600,000 visitors.
From 13 -22 February, 90 Chinese warriors each standing 2.1 metres tall will glow against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour. This year’s Twilight Parade will take place on 22 February, featuring lanterns, floats and projections to light up the city streets. The action-packed Dragon Boat Races will run for 2 full days (28 Feb – 1 March) with 3,000 paddlers racing across Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
For information on the full Sydney Chinese New Year 2015 program, visit www.sydneychinesenewyear.com