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Lunar New Year Traditions and Memories (CAHS)

Lunar New Year Traditions and Memories (CAHS)

Date & Time

February 1, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Event Organiser: Chinese Australian Historical Society


Apart from Chinese, the Lunar New Year is celebrated by many other Asian communities. CAHS has invited a panel of Australian speakers from countries other than China, (namely Vietnam, Korea, and Malaysia) to talk about the Lunar New Year traditions and customs celebrated by their families and communities, and their memories.


$10.00 (including refreshments)


lowekelley@bigpond.com or 0417 655 233


Event Organiser: Chinese Australian Historical Society inc. (CAHS)


About the event:

Our first speaker is Mai Nguyen-Long who will speak on Vietnam’s Lunar New Year (Tet), followed by Dr Frank Alafaci on Korean and then Colin Lee on Malaysian Lunar New Year customs, traditions and memories.

Comparing and contrasting similarities and differences will result in a facinating presentation. To get oyu into the spirit, Mai has provided thisold Tet ditty.

“Fatty Pork, pickled onions, red parallel sentences;

Tet pole, red forecrackers, green rice cakes”

However, modern living has brought some changes to this endearing ditty!

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Date & Time

February 1, 2020 - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Mitchell Theatre

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