Lunar New Year 2024

06 February 2024

It was great to be down in Sunshine last weekend for the annual celebrations hosted by the Sunshine Business Association. Each year this celebration manages to become one of the biggest festivals in Melbourne’s west, bringing in folks from right across Melbourne to our little humble patch of Sunshine, and you do not have to be Vietnamese to celebrate the Lunar New Year or to appreciate the overwhelming sense of community that these festivities bring.

I am also very pleased to say that this event was supported by our government with a $20,000 grant from our multicultural festivals and events program. Being there in person and seeing an entire community come together like that – let me tell you, it was money well spent. I would like to give a big shout-out to Mr Vu Du and Tracey and the rest of the fabulous team at the Sunshine Business Association for once again putting the event together. Your work is invaluable. And for those who celebrate, please let me wish you and your families a wonderful Lunar New Year this weekend.