2019 Chinese Zodiac - Year of the Pig

The Calendar New Year is already upon us, but many in Hawthorn will be celebrating the Chinese New Year this February. The actual date of the Chinese New Year changes from year to year, depending on the position of the sun and moon, and takes place on the 5th of February this year. Like the Western-style zodiac, the Chinese zodiac also features 12 icons but one is assigned to each year, in a twelve-year cycle. 2018 was the year of the Dog, while 2019 is the year of the Pig.

Many Chinese people celebrate the New Year with a “reunion dinner” with family and traditional food, as well as with fireworks and decorations. Glenferrie’s Tao Tao House will be celebrating with a Year of the Pig Banquet in the evening on Wednesday 6th February. A traditional Lion Dance will kick off the night before a delicious selection of Chinese food and a firecracker and lantern display sees in the Lunar New Year.

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