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Photo of the Day: Sydney turns red for Lunar New Year
Sydney, February 6, 2017
 

The iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge were lit red to celebrate the year of the Rooster, in a city that hosts one of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations outside Asia with 80 events scheduled until February 12.

 

Said Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore: "From its humble beginnings in Chinatown, the festival now extends all the way to Sydney Harbour and last year attracted 1.3 million people, making it one of the largest annual events in Sydney."

 

Westpac painting the town red; photo credit: City of Sydney

 

The festivities will also feature 12 contemporary Chinese zodiac animal lanterns, or Lunar Lanterns, which will illuminate iconic locations and light up a walking trail around the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

 

The Lunar Lanterns, up to 10m in height, are the works of Asian Australian artists including Tianli Zu (Rooster-Chinatown), design duo amigo and amigo (Rooster-Sydney Opera House, Snake-Circular Quay) and Guo Jian (Rat-Customs House).

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