Join in Chinese New Year celebrations

Published: 29 Jan 2016

Thousands of people are expected to take part in Chinese New Year celebrations at Priestdale’s Fo Guang Shan Chung Tian Temple on 7 February.

Traditionally celebrated over two weeks, Chinese New Year is an important time for many local families, City of Logan Mayor Pam Parker says.

“Highlights of the celebrations, which are being sponsored by Logan City Council, include a blessing ceremony and a lion dance, which is believed to bring good fortune,” Mayor Parker said.

“People will also have the opportunity to ring the blessing bell and make a wish for the year ahead.

“We’re entering the year of the monkey – it’s believed people born this year will be active, smart and agile.”

The temple is hosting a cultural open day on 14 February, offering people the opportunity to explore its beautiful grounds and learn more about Buddhism.

Chung Tian Temple, which means “Middle Heaven”, was constructed in 1992 and is architecturally designed to resemble a Chinese palace.

Visitors are welcome at the temple between 9am and 5pm from Tuesday to Sunday, with the teahouse open from 10am to 2pm on those days.

Visit www.chungtian.org.au or call 3841 3511 for more information.

Chung Tian Temple