Tuesday, 24 February 2015

2015 Chinese Lantern Carnival @ Darling Harbour & Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors @ Dawes Point

"Gong Xi Fa Cai, Xin Nian Kuai Le!"
"Congratulations and be prosperous, happy new year!" is what it's meant in Mandarin.
This holiday is the biggest, longest (traditionally lasts 15 days) 
and most important event in Chinese calendar.

In China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan 
Lantern Festival marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations.

Chinese Lantern Festival is held each year on the 15th day of the first Lunar month.

Colourful hand-made lanterns of different sizes and shapes.

Lantern of the Terracotta Warriors in Australia for the first time as part of the 
2015 Chinese New Year Festival.

This army of lantern warriors was created by Chinese artist Xia Nan 
for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.

Ninety illuminated terracotta warriors and two war horses 
lit up Sydney Harbour into a rainbow wonderland. 

The lanterns were previously only been shown in China and United Kingdom.

Up close and personal.


Probably the most impressive Chinese New Year exhibition I've ever seen.

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