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Bunnies shine bright in Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year, also commonly referred to as Chinese New Year, starts on Sunday January 22, and ushers in the year of the Rabbit.

The rabbit is a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity in Chinese culture and 2023 is predicted to be a year of hope.

The images with this story are by young Sydneysiders (L to R): Jaime Eggins – 7 years old, Evelyn Zhong – 7 years old and Summer Shen – 10 years old.

“The ship is called Chinese Flying Rabbit Boat,” said Summer Shen, 10, of her vibrant drawing. “2023 is special to me as it is my year. I feel like everyone should admire our artworks and I feel really happy and proud.”

A key feature of the Sydney Lunar Festival, the 36 shortlisted artworks by children aged 6 to 12 years old were selected from more than 600 entries.

The shortlisted art from children aged 6 to 12 years old features on 10 illuminated plinths bringing vibrant colour to the pedestrianised George Street.

A short hop away on Dixon Street they will also feature along the mall and in the windows of some businesses.

Sydney Lunar Festival runs from January 21 to February 5 and is the largest Lunar New Year celebration outside of Asia.

See what else is on at Sydney’s Lunar Festival here.


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