Roast duck, king prawns with cashew nuts and siu mai traditional Chinese dim sims will be part of Chinese New Year celebrations.By Riahn Smith
Roast duck, king prawns with cashew nuts and siu mai traditional Chinese dim sims are just three of many delicious morsels that will tantalise the tastebud at the event, which will also feature kung fu demonstrations, lion dancing and fireworks.
Goulburn Valley Chinese Fellowship Association president Andrew Pang
‘‘Chinese New Year is like Christmas and New Year all rolled into one,’’ Mr Pang said.
‘‘The first few days are spent with family, eating and drinking and all that good stuff and then we slowly go around and visit all our relatives and friends. It’s for us to all get together.
‘‘It’s tradition that how we behave in the first two weeks (of the year) is how the rest of the year will affect us.’’
The two-week long new year festivities also include the popular tradition of giving ‘‘lucky red envelopes’’
‘‘It’s tradition for married people to hand out red envelopes with a little bit of money to all the kids and relatives or even other members of the community who’ve been helping us out over the year,’’ Mr Pang said.
‘‘It’s really a time of thanks and appreciating where we live.’’
Association vice president Doris Nilsen
‘‘Our community is over 400 people here (and) we have a group that’s very multicultural,’’ Ms Nilsen said.
‘‘(People have come) from mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, northern China, southern China, Singapore, and Australia.
‘‘We want to use this occasion to help the wider community to understand our culture and also we want our communities, our members to mingle around and know about other cultures, too.’’
Chinese New Year Celebrations begin today and conclude on February 24.
The banquet will be held on Sunday, February 17.
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