Hurstville welcomed in the Year of the Ox last Friday night with its COVID-safeLittle Lunar event.
Asian food stalls, Chinese opera and the traditional lion dancers were all part of a colour celebration to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Hurstville is traditionally the scene of one of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations in NSW outside of the CBD attracting an estimated 40,000 people every year.
While this year's event could not be on the same scale due to pandemic social restrictions, the Georges River Council was still able to create an colourful street carnival.
Performers included the All seniors M&M Line Dancing group performances, with the oldest participant over 75 years of age.
Members of the Chinese Cantonese opera performances by Shunshing Opera group from Kingsgrove Community Centre sang traditional songs.
The traditional lion dancing performance was presented by members of the Yau Kung Mun group to bring good luck and fortune to the community for the Year of the Ox.
Food stalls included Chinese pan-fried dumplings, dim sums, vegetarian Chinese dishes, and a Malaysian Hawker.
A highlight was the spinning of the Dragon Beard Candy, a traditional Lunar New Year confectionery originally made for the Emperor of China.
Little Lunar is a part of Georges River Council's In Good Taste program. For full festival program, please visit: https://www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/in-good-taste