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Lantern Festival Canberra 2024: End Chinese New Year on a Bright Note

Author: Elena Osipova | Updated Jan 03, 2024

When it comes to one of the major events Canberra offers for families, the Lantern Festival in the Beijing Garden is a must-see for everyone!

In 2024, the Australia China Friendship Society ACT Branch organises the Lantern Festival 2024 in the Beijing Garden featuring traditions, music and dance on February 24, 2024.

Kids shined as they held their lanterns and experienced the joy of Lantern Festival 2024 activities in Canberra, ACT.
Kids shined as they held their lanterns and experienced the joy of Lantern Festival activities in Canberra, ACT

Here's how Lantern Festival was celebrated in 2023:

๐Ÿฎ Fun fact # 1: The Lantern Festival is a traditional Chinese festival that marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebrations. The festival activities feature the display and release of lanterns, solving lantern riddles, eating dumplings, and other fun activities. It is a fantastic family event to get together and celebrate the end of the Chinese New Year with food, fun, music and light.

Families came and joined the fun to celebrate the Lantern Festival at the beautiful Beijing Garden by Lake in Canberra, Australia!

Families came and joined the fun to celebrate the Lantern Festival at the beautiful Beijing Garden by Lake in Canberra.
Families came and joined the fun to celebrate the Lantern Festival at the beautiful Beijing Garden by Lake in Canberra. Photo by Chu Chen/Xinhua

๐Ÿฎ Fun fact # 2: The Lantern Festival lasts one day, falling on the 15th day of the first lunar month (February or March).

There was live entertainment from talented traditional music and dance performers and a stunning lantern show.

Live entertainment from talented performers of traditional music @ the Lantern Festival in Canberra.
Live entertainment from talented performers of traditional music @ the Lantern Festival in Canberra. Photo by Chu Chen/Xinhua

๐Ÿฎ Fun fact # 3: The biggest Lantern Festival is held in a few places around the world: Taipei, Taiwan (The Taipei Lantern Festival); Pingxi, Taiwan (The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival); Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou in China; and Los Angeles, California, USA (The Los Angeles Lantern Festival).

Kids shined as they held their lanterns and experienced the joy of this special celebration.

Families enjoyed the fun activities @ Lantern Festival in Canberra, Australia.
Families enjoyed the fun activities @ Lantern Festival in Canberra, Australia. Photo by Chu Chen/Xinhua

๐Ÿฎ Fun fact # 4: The Lantern Festival is a public holiday in China, so businesses and schools may be closed for the day so families can celebrate.

So donโ€™t miss the Lantern Festival in Canberra next year! Share this article with friends and family to invite them to come along to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2024.

๐Ÿฎ Fun fact # 5: The biggest Lantern Festival in Australia is held in Sydney and Melbourne. However, the Australia China Friendship Society ACT Branch has been organising a Lantern festival at the Beijing Garden in Canberra every year. While not as big, it has still become one of the most popular family activities in Canberra.

Looking for more family fun during the ACT school holidays? Swing by our blog for exciting, family-friendly school holiday activities in Canberra your little ones will love!

And when it comes to fun things to do in Canberra with kids, check out our dedicated page to find it all - from the ACT's top attractions to family-friendly indoor and outdoor activities!


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