The Cairns Chinese community supported by Cairns Regional Council welcomes the Year of the Monkey by showcasing the city's rich Chinese heritage. Book your accommodation in Trinity Beach now then head over to Cairns on February.
Cairns will be filled with traditional Chinese food, music, performances, and a parade you should not miss. See up close the traditional Chinese dragon, Chinese lions as well as the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac – Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
Below are some activities to look out for:
Chinatown Heritage Tour
This is a great opportunity to learn more about the city's Chinese heritage. Sign up for the Chinatown Heritage Tour available on February 4, 5, 10 and 11 at the Cairns Regional Library. The tour will last from 45 minutes to 1 hour. So enjoy every step and moment when seeing the Cairns Lit Sung Goong (1886 – 1964) temple artifact as well as other Chinatown collections firsthand.
The tour costs $8 per person. This will be paid to the Cairns and District Chinese Association on the day; however, booking is a must. For more information, call the City Library on 4044 3720.
End Credits Film Club presents “The Assassin”
On February 21, get ready for some traditional Chinese Film at The Theatre, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns. The End Credits Film Club presents “The Assassin”, an exceptional martial arts film set during the Tang Dynasty-period. The film is also a winner at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival for Best Director.
Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival
Continue the celebration by attending the Cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival on February 13 at the Grafton Street, Cairns from 4pm.
Feast your eyes on the colorful Chinese Lion and Dragon dance performances, cultural displays, and interactive art. Indulge in some traditional Chinese food at the huge street market. By 9pm, get ready as the sky lights up with spectacular fireworks.
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