Lunar New Year at Bankstown Sports

By Emma Duxbury | 20 Jan 2017 |

Bring in the Chinese New Year of the Rooster in style with a celebration of culture, music and tradition at Bankstown Sports. Enjoy all the festivities as we mark the end of another year of hard work and wish everyone a lucky and prosperous year to come.

Known in modern Chinese as the Spring Festival, this event marks the turn of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. In China, it is customary for families to gather for an annual reunion dinner and to thoroughly cleanse their homes to make way for good fortune in the year ahead.

We’ll be celebrating at Bankstown Sports on the evenings of Friday, 27 January and Saturday, 28 January, when the God of Wealth will be travelling through the club wishing our patrons good luck for the year ahead. He will also be giving out red envelopes with chocolate gold coins to our members and patrons for good fortunes, and to ward off evil spirits.

Then on Tuesday, 31 January, there will be free entertainment in the Rainforest Lounge from 7.30-8.30pm, including traditional Chinese dancers, Sally Song who will delight the audience with ancient Chinese ribbon and fan routines, and singer Maggie Cheung who will perform a range of traditional and modern Chinese songs.

There will also be a Tai Chi expert, the Mandarin Trio, a face change artist and a drum group who will lead a Lion Dance through the audience, and will finish with a spectacular pole climb.

If you have never experienced an authentic Chinese New Year event, come down to Bankstown Sports Club and celebrate with us!


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