Time to Bring in The Lunar New Year

January 31, 2024 9:03 am in by
Credit: Gold Central Victoria.

One of Bendigo’s favourite dragons, Sun Loong will help bring in the Year of the Dragon at this year’s Lunar New Year celebrations.

The Golden Dragon Museum will bring in the new year at the Dai Gum San precient from 5.30 pm-8.30 pm on Saturday, February 10. Bookings are not required and street food will be available onsite from 5 pm.

As part of the event, a traditional Awakening of the Dragon ceremony will be held featuring exploding firecrackers to wake Sun Loong. The event will also feature performances by the BCA’s renowned Lion Team and displays by Master Scott Liu, an internationally recognised martial arts expert, and his Hong Hong Kung Fu Club and other cultural community groups.

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Sun Loong was restored just before his retirement in 2019 and now only appears on very special occasions. He last paraded in 2022 as part of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Bendigo Easter Festival.