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YouTube – City of Sydney, Chinese New Year Twilight Parade

YouTube – Sydney Chinese New Year Festival 2010 Twilight Parade [HD] (Ano Novo Chinês na Austrália)

YouTube – Sydney – Chinese New Year 2010 – Part 1

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YouTube – Sydney Chinese Twilight parade

Roaring into the Year of the Tiger.

Tens of thousands lined the streets of Sydney to watch the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade.

Chinese performers dazzled the crowds with stunning dance displays and music.

Sydney hosts the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia.

The event drew visitors from far and wide.

[Michael, Cairns Resident]:
“Sydney’s showing that it’s got a very vibrant Chinese community and it’s a very international city.”

[Kate, Shanghai Resident]:
“I’m Chinese. I feel very good. It makes me think about my mother, my mother country.”

A metal tiger, built by the Australian city with recycled metal, led the parade.

But it was the dragons that stole the show.

The Tongliang troupe is famous across China for winning the national dragon dance competition in Beijing 10 times.

The Year of the Tiger, which began on February14th, is believed to bring with it mythical heroic powers, even if soothsayers say it’s an inauspicious one for marriage.

But romantics aside, there are plenty others who welcome the tiger with open arms.

One of the most ferocious animals among the twelve signs of the Chinese Zodiac – the tiger is predicted to bring good luck and prosperity.