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Perth Starts 2023 with the Return of Their Chinese New Year Celebrations

Perth’s Chinese New Year Celebrations will return this weekend to see in the Year of the Rabbit.

On Sunday 22nd of January, Perth and Kinross Council are inviting everyone to an afternoon of celebrations starting with a parade and continuing with crafts, entertainment, a funfair and circus skills.

Councillor Peter Barrett, Equalities Lead with Perth and Kinross Council said: “I’m excited to see the return of this fantastic event which always brings colour to the centre of Perth in January. I can’t wait for the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, celebrations which our whole community can enjoy.”

While Andy Chan, Chairman of Perth Chinese Association and Perth City South councillor, added: “Celebrating the Chinese New Year is an important part of our culture and I’m proud this event is back in Perth to showcase our fantastic community and I hope lots of people come along to enjoy the afternoon.”

The parade will leave the Council offices, 2 High Street at 1:45pm, and will be made up of the Chinese Lions, Rhythm Wave Band, entertainers the Perth Chinese Association and Provost of Perth and Kinross Xander McDade.

The parade will make its way to Kinnoull Street and into Mill Street for the official celebrations. From 2pm the Chinese Lions will perform with dancing and traditional Chinese singing, the Rhythm Wave and Taiko drummers will bring music entertainment as well.

There will also be craft making stalls, a puppet theatre, funfair rides and circus skills with Adventure Circus.

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