Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year celebrations have begun across the state to mark 2023 as the Year of the Rabbit, which begins on January 22.

In the zodiac cycle, the rabbit symbolises patience, peace, and prosperity, representing the ability to deal with challenges and overcome obstacles to success.

Queenslanders continually embrace these qualities, helping to build strong and resilient communities, supporting our great lifestyle, and safeguarding our future.

Queensland is built on diversity and is strengthened by the many faiths and customs which help shape our multicultural outlook.

Communities across the state will join with more than 160,000 Queenslanders of Chinese ancestry to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. The Queensland Government’s Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program helps support these types of festivities to help promote harmony and unity.

Find out more about Lunar New Year events in your community.