Lunar New Year events guide 2023

Celebrate a special Lunar New Year with two fluffy zodiacs at these arts festivals and events across Australia.

2023 is a special year in the lunar calendar, celebrating two zodiacs – the rabbit and the cat. While it is the Year of the Rabbit in countries such as China and Korea, the Vietnamese community celebrates the Year of the Cat.

The Lunar New Year begins on Sunday 22 January, with Saturday 21 January marking the last day of the Year of the Tiger.

Check out these arts events and festivals happening in your state.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_