ToVP welcomes Year of the Tiger with Lunar New Year celebrations

Published on 19 January 2022

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The Town of Victoria Park’s Lunar New Year celebrations commence this week and will run until 20 February in a diverse program featuring place activations, cultural events, and interactive opportunities.

Mayor Karen Vernon said: “Lunar New Year is about being with family, it’s about sharing good wishes for the year ahead and it’s about eating a lot of great food. I encourage everyone to come out and celebrate the cultural celebrations of Lunar New Year in Victoria Park, the Asian eat street of Western Australia.”

Dragon dances, a lantern-hung laneway and a horoscope walk trail are just some of the ways in which the town is inviting people to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, which officially begins on the first of February.

Many of the Town’s landmarks, including Matagarup Bridge and the lake fountains at G.O. Edwards Park, will also be illuminated in the traditional red colour to help ring in the new lunar year.   

With 183 restaurants, bars and takeaway venues on Albany Highway alone, the Town of Victoria Park is a popular place to celebrate the occasion, which is traditionally marked in many Asian cultures via meals with family and friends.

Open-air events and takeaway options will ensure that celebrations are able to go ahead this year, even as masks and social distancing measures may prompt some creative takes on tradition. 

A full list of Lunar New Year events, together with videos and other interactive activities, can be found at the Unwrap Vic Park website: http://vicpark.info/UnwrapVicPark