Moon Festival

“The Mid-Autumn Festival is on its way!”

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also called “Moon festival” is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar when the moon appears at its fullest and brightest. It has been a tradition for more than 1,000 years and it is the Chinese version of “Thanksgiving”.
According to the lunar calendar, Mid-Autumn Festival is on 8 September (Monday) this year.
During the festival month, Chinese families will always have gatherings and enjoy festive goodies such as mooncakes and pomelos to celebrate harmony, family unity and togetherness.
The festival also celebrates the legend of Chang Er, the lady who is believed to have floated to the moon after swallowing the elixir of eternal life and now lives on the moon.
Welcome to visit our market with your family or friends today!
We wish you all a lovely Moon Festival!
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Have you heard about Dragon Beard Candy?

So, what is Dragon Beard Candy?

It is a traditional delicious sweet originating from the Ancient Chinese Palace.

Well, here are two options that you can get a taste of Dragon Beard Candy:

  1. Use a time travelling machine and fly back to the past.
  2. Get a fresh one from Mater Au on a Friday at Chinatown Markets from 4pm to 11pm!

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Chinatown Markets operate as usual from 4pm to 11pm tomorrow on Anzac Day.

Feel free to visit us while celebrating the day that we will always remember Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.

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Little Eat Street-Asia on your doorstep (Good Food Month)

Little Eat Street

During October, Sydney is jammed full of events for Good Food Month and Chinatown is no exception!

Asia on Your Doorstep promotes a range of activities throughout Haymarket with dining experiences, talks and tastings, a celebrity chef and even an opportunity to win a trip for two to Thailand.

On the last Friday of the month, Chinatown Markets Sydney will transform Little Hay Street into ‘Little Eat Street’. Food stalls and lanterns will beckon food lovers in the buzzing walkway, as they embark on a spicy journey. Sample special $3 dishes of Hong Kong to Hanoi, yum cha, teppanyaki, takoyaki, sushi, Szechuan, pho and more!

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Chinese New Year 2013 City of Sydney

Year of the Snake!

Celebrate Chinese New Year as the precinct lights up day and night for the month of February.

The Lunar New Year is the focus from February 8-24 with the City Of Sydney featuring a festival of food, entertainment and educating all audiences on Asian culture.

For details on over 80 events across the city go to: Plus, be sure to fit Chinatown Markets Sydney into your schedule every Friday evening from 4pm-11pm.


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