Over 1.5 billion people around the world are ready to welcome in the Lunar New Year. The Year of the Pig begins on 5th February 2019 and is celebrated by Asian communities including Korean, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China.
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What is this year's Lucky Colour?
Red is an especially lucky colour for Lunar New Year but during the Year of the Pig the additional colours of pink and yellow are also lucky. If you want to celebrate the new year, consider visiting the following lucky attractions:
Is there Lucky Food?
Of course! It’s suggested that eating fish brings added wisdom. Why not join a fishing tour to catch your own dinner? Alternatively, stop in to Dongara-Port Denison where you can purchase fresh caught (that day!) fish. We think that Western Rock Lobster at Lobster Shack must be extra lucky because its red and seafood.
Those celebrating Chinese New Year often fill boxes with sweet vegetables – luckily Carnarvon’s produce of jackfruit, tomato and butternut pumpkin are in season right now. If vegetables aren’t you thing, other sweet foods will make for a ‘sweet year’ are those fruits which are round and golden in colour, symbolizing fullness and wealth, like Mango, Papaya, Rockmelon.
Our top Piggy spot!
Pork reigns supreme in China; pigs are at the centre of Chinese culture, more so than just a dining option. In fact, did you know, that in Mandarin the character for “family” is a pig under a roof. 家 Our top spot to enjoy some Pork would have to be Burnt Barrel Outback BrewBQ in the Chapman Valley, near Geraldton. Not only does a pig feature in their logo, but they have a number of pork dishes including pork belly, rack of ribs, pulled pork and brisket. They also have delicious condiments to cook with.
Lunar New Year is observed on a different date each year because the calendar goes by the cycle of the moon so the event occurs sometime between January and February. The celebrations last up to two weeks, concluding on the night of the first full moon of the Lunar New Year.