THE BENDIGO CHINESE ASSOCIATION
AIM TO PRESERVE AND PROMOTE
CHINESE HERITAGE AND CULTURE
IN OUR COMMUNITY.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2016 Chinese New Year

As You Know, Lunar New Year has a history dating back thousands of years and is one of the oldest and most important traditions in Asian culture. It is celebrated widely by Asian communities all over the world. Lunar New Year is the celebration of the beginning of spring (in the northern hemisphere) as well as the New Year.

Festivities mark the beginning of the 15 days’ observing ancient traditions, customs and honouring our rich community culture.

No matter what the country, religion or race, New Year’s Day is a time for family reunions, gatherings and reflection and for reaffirming bonds.

Lunar New Year in 2016 will herald the Year of the Monkey, the ninth zodiac sign of the Chinese zodiac cycle.

Chinese New Year 2016 begins on Monday 8th February

 

Community Celebration

Date: Saturday 13th February 2016 


Time: 7:00 pm

Venue: Dai Gum San precinct
 

Cost: Free 


Enquiries: Email Secretary@bendigochinese.org.au

2016 BENDIGO EASTER FESTIVAL

The Awakening of the Dragon 

The Awakening of the Dragon ceremony in 2016 will be showcasing talent from around Australia. Daring stunts performed by Hung Gar Yar Shu (Melbourne), Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne, Chinese Youth Leage (Sydney), Chung Wah Society (Darwin) and the Bendigo Chinese Association. Performances include Chinese dancing, dragon dancing, lion dancing, Chinese drummers and martial arts demonstrations. This event is a highlight of the entire Bendigo Easter Festival.

Date: Saturday 26th March 2016
 

Time: 11:00 am – 4 pm
 

Venue: Dai Gum San precinct, 1-11 Bridge Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
 

Cost: Free

 

Torchlight Parade

The Annual Torchlight procession exhibits various community groups and schools from around central Victoria. At the rear of the parade see the Bendigo Chinese Association bring out lion dancers, Chinese drummers and gongs.

Date: Saturday 26th March 2016

Time: To be confirmed by The Bendigo Easter Festival

Venue: Please refer to www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au

Cost: Free

 

Gala Procession

The Easter Gala Procession is the main parade of the festival comprising of community groups and schools together with the Bendigo Chinese Association section at the rear of the procession. On this day costumes and exhibits housed in the Golden Dragon Museum come out on display to the public alongside the famous Sun Loong. Sun Loong is the longest Imperial dragon in the world and only parades in the public once a year.

Date: Sunday 27th March 2016 


Time: To be confirmed by The Bendigo Easter Festival 


Venue: Please refer to www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au

Cost: Free

2016 Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon festival is celebrated in different forms throughout many Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, India, Thailand and China. Although, celebrations are different in each country the festivals share common themes of thanksgiving for the harvest, future prosperity and health of families and friends.

Date: TBA

Time: TBA
Venue: Dai Gum San precinct
1-11 Bridge St Bendigo
Cost: Free

Family activities commence at 2:00 p.m. with a Lantern Making Workshop at the Golden Dragon Museum

Traditional Chinese Dance and Lion Dance Workshops at 2:30 pm and 3:00 pm respectively.

A public Lantern Parade will be held at 3:45 pm and entertaining performances will run from 4:00 pm to 5:30pm Food and refreshments will be available throughout the event.

WELCOME!

The Bendigo Chinese Association has been a part of the Bendigo community since 1871. We strive to continue the ongoing traditions of performing charitable acts and working together with the Bendigo community.

Our respect for the community drives us to continue to promote good will and understanding between Chinese, Australians and people and groups of other nationalities.


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See Also: Golden Dragon Museum Website

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THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS

The Bendigo Chinese Association Inc. would like to say
THANK YOU for all the Sponsorship we have received in 2015/2016.