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Lantern Festival

Arts Culture and Music At Bendigo Joss House Temple Finn Street, Emu Point North Bendigo, Victoria 3550

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On March 04, 2018
6:30 - 8:30pm Save to calendar

Cost: Gold coin donations

Bendigo Heritage Attractions

03 5442 1685

http://www.bendigojosshouse.com

“Kung Hei Fat Choy!” from the Bendigo Joss House Temple

Gather your family and join us at the Bendigo Joss House Temple on Sunday 4 March 2018 as we celebrate Chinese New Year with a traditional Lantern Festival and begin the Year of the Dog surrounded by beautiful feature lanterns. 

Chinese New Year is considered the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and we have chosen to celebrate it with a Lantern Festival, a tradition in China stretching back some 2,000 years.

Guests will have the opportunity to see the Bendigo Chinese Association’s Lion teams and Plum Blossom dancers perform, enjoy tea tastings and guided tours of the temple.   

The lanterns, which will be on display throughout the evening, have been specially decorated by children from the Dr Harry Little Preschool and will look spectacular against the red backdrop of the Bendigo Joss House Temple.

Traditionally a visit to a Joss House during Chinese New Year is a special event that involves presenting food and donations to the gods, and burning incense. 

 

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