Joyous Celebration Embraces Bendigo’s Chinese Heritage | Bendigo Advertiser

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A Joyous Celebration event recognizing the influence of the Chinese community on Bendigo over the years has been called a huge success. A large crowd estimated at more than 1,000 crammed into the grounds of the Golden Dragon Museum on Easter Sunday for a family-friendly festival celebrating contemporary Chinese dance and culture. The Bendigo China Association Plum Blossom Dance Team graced the stage with cultural performances visiting China Associations from as far away as Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Darwin. MORE NEWS: Rosalind Park bustling with life on day two of Bendigo Easter Fair | PHOTOS museum general manager Hugo Leschen said everyone had a great time. “There were young people watching who were putting on their own performance, dancing with the Lion dancers,” he said. “It was a celebration of the 150th Easter Fair of Chinese culture and heritage influence in Bendigo.” It was all part of a busy weekend of Easter Fair activities that have not taken place since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It was great to have the Easter fair back and it was a fantastic event organized by the Bendigo Chinese Association,” Mr Leschen said. “It was very well attended with lots of smiling faces.” Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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