Chinese New Year Celebrations in Town


It is the year of the pig, this being the twelfth of all zodiac animals. The Pig is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) hài (亥), and the hours 9–11 in the night. In terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Pig is yin. In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. With that said here’s to wealth and a prosperous year!

Chinese New Year

Let’s Get The Party Started!

Let’s eat, be merry and have nothing but a fun time with everyone celebrating the Chinese New Years. We are keen to join in this year, so to spare ourselves FOMO we are making sure that we at least one of these. We cannot resist the charms of dragon dancing, fireworks, lanterns and of course, some mouthwatering foods. For all those reasons, we are going! The Chinese New Years is also called chunjie (春节), or the Spring Festival. To find out where to celebrate the day check these events out:

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 at 17:30.

Where: Fisherman’s Plate 真味海鮮, 18 Derrick Avenue Cyrildene, Bruma, Johannesburg.

You are kindly invited to feast and enjoy the beautiful celebrations. We can never say no to food, yep there is going to be plenty to eat. We hope your stomachs are read! If you are vegetarian never fear because they promise to give you amazing vegetarian food that will leave you begging for seconds. So, come indulge in some tasty soups, spring rolls, deep fried soya prawns, grilled soya ham, vegetarian curry, kung pao mushroom and so plenty more to indulge in. Visit this Facebook page for more information.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

UJCI Chinese Spring Festival

Date: Friday, 01 February 2019 at 15:00 – 18:00.

Where: 09 Molesey Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

You are cordially invited by the University of Johannesburg Confucius Institute (UJCI) and Chinese Embassy to attend their Chinese Spring Festival to celebrate the Spring Festival. In 2019 the first day of the Lunar New Year will be on Tuesday, 05 February 2019. For more information be sure to contact Ms. Yan Chen on ychen@uj.ac.za or call 011 559 7500 or simply visit this Facebook page for more information.

Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at Nan Hua Temple

Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019 from 10:00 – 15:00.

Where: Nan Hua Temple, 27 Nan Hua Road, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng.

Make sure you join in at the Nan Hua Temple for the spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations. This is the perfect place for you to come enjoy and celebrate the day because they will be hosting a series of traditional events that can be enjoyed by all. Other than all the fun and exciting ceremonies during the day, you can explore the temple and take in all the stunning architecture, surroundings and peace. Visit here!

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 09:30 – Light Offering Dharma Ceremony
  • 10:00 – Opening Ceremony for Chinese Cultural Festival
  • 10:00 to 15:30 – Chinese Cultural Festival
  • 11:30 to 14:30 – Multicultural Performances

Chinese New Year Festival 2019 at Nan Hua Temple

Chinese New Year in Cyrildene

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019.

Where: Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg.

Why don’t you and a group of friends join in at Cyrildene, which is Joburg’s biggest Chinatown and they will be celebrating Chinese New Year. The event is said to be joyful, exuberating and filled with colourful display and we want to be part of it all. Derrick Avenue will also be filled with streetside food stalls and Cyrildene’s many restaurants all offering special festive menus. There also will be a long parade begins to wind its way up the street, led by a colourful Chinese lion who will be followed by dancers in traditional costume and a long, dancing Chinese dragon. And of course, there will be fireworks see you there!

These are some of the best of the many venues on Derrick Avenue:

Chinese New Year in First Chinatown

Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019.

Where: First Chinatown – Commissioner Street, Corner Commissioner Street and Mcingana Street, Ferreirasdorp, City Centre, Johannesburg.

Joburg’s First Chinatown on Commissioner Street celebrates Chinese New Year on Saturday February 23 with a massive fireworks display, tons of street food stalls and plenty of traditional entertainment. The arrival of the Year of the Pig will be welcomed with dancing Chinese dragons and lions, Chinese drumming and singing and Kung Fu and Tai Chi displays.

Chinese New Year

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