2013 UPDATE…

For a full list of all 12 Lunar New Year festivals in 2013, please visit noodlies Sydney food blog’s 2013 Year of the Snake.

To find out more about Lunar/Chinese New Year visit noodlies’s about the Year of the Snake.

Vietnamese tet 2012 fairfield showgroundlion dance tet 2012

Many refer to this time as Chinese New Year, doubtless because China was the first to adopt the Lunar calendar.  Today, this festival is of course, celebrated by Chinese living around the world as well as Vietnamese and Koreans. I’d suggest the most inclusive term for this festival is Lunar New Year.

Noodlies, Sydney food blog took these photos and captured this video at the Vietnamese Tet celebration, Fairfield Showground.  The lion & dragon dance was particularly spectacular.