Chinese Festival returns for a fourth year

Young businesses are embracing the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival to be held on Saturday March 25 by offering sale specials, and devising colourful window displays as the annual celebrations takes on a new focus in the town’s commercial heart.

All the sights, sounds and aromas of a traditional Chinese street market festival will be enjoyed in Young when the Lambing Flat Chinese Festival is staged for the fourth time.

The Lynch Street post office block, from Boorowa through to Cloete Streets, is festival central this year, with colourful red and gold lanterns, Asian and Multicultural food stalls, craft and market stalls, Chinese music, local performances and spectacular Chinese Lion Dancing to entertain crowds.

A popular drawcard, the lion dancers will give three gravity defying performances culminating in an illuminated night rendition. The Chinese lion dancers from the Australian Yau Kung Mun Association will perform on poles erected in front of the Post Office.

Throughout the day musicians David and Eva will play a wide range of Chinese music which will feature the Chinese violin, Chinese harp, Chinese woodwind instruments including the gourd pipe and the recorder.

There will also be traditional martial arts performances by the Australian National University Traditional Chinese Cultural Society and the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy writing demonstrations.

Many of the festival attractions, including market stalls, will be operating during the Saturday morning, with the official opening set for 2pm.

There will be also art, cultural and historical displays and a schools’ event featuring junior and senior students from schools within the town and region villages.

An initiative of Hilltops Council, the festival transforms the town’s goldfield past into a multicultural festival showcasing Chinese culture and food and the festival is an important multicultural event for Young, Hilltops and the Canberra region.

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