Celebrate ‘The Year of the Pig’ in Footscray

Published on 03 January 2019

East Meets West

Experience the best of Vietnamese culture in the heart of Footscray with the East Meets West Lunar New Year Festival on Sunday 13 January.

Celebrating the Year of the Pig in 2019 – predicted to bring fortune and luck - this long-established Lunar New Year festival attracts thousands annually with a day-long feast for the senses with a festival parade, cultural dances, musical performances, food stalls and carnival rides. 

The festival began more than two decades ago and has grown to become a truly multicultural event showcasing the cultural diversity and cohesiveness of Footscray.

A flash mob orchestra performance will open the festival and there will be lion-dancing, firecrackers, and live music throughout the day, including a multicultural costume parade and a performance by the Royal High Jink band on the main stage.

Stage two will feature live music, hip hop and multicultural dance performances, a Vietnamese singing competition and end with ‘Young Talent’ performances.

Food stalls will take over the streets and there will be games and rides for all ages followed by a Lion Dance with Fire Cracker display to end the festivities.

East Meets West Lunar New Year

Sunday 13 January 2019
10am – 10pm
Central Footscray

For more information on the festival visit www.festivalcity.com.au  or www.faba.org.au

A word from the Mayor, Cr Martin Zakharov

 “The East Meets West Lunar New Year festival forms part of the rich cultural tapestry of the City of Maribyrnong and is a signature event on the Festival City calendar.

 “Visitors come from right across Victoria to embrace Vietnamese culture in a day of dancing and celebration not to be missed!”

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