To mark the Lunar New Year, a baby lion has spread colour and excitement across Westmead Hospital to celebrate the occasion.
Lunar New Year is one of the world’s most prominent and celebrated festivals. It is celebrated in Asian countries, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mauritius, Australia, and the Philippines.
Western Sydney is home to large Asian communities, so two-year-old Kingston Wilde and an adult lion were invited to show staff their impressive moves and share some cultural cheer in their lion costumes.
Their first stop was the operating theatre followed by maternity, radiology, renal and cancer care.
It’s the year of the friendly dog so naturally an adorable pooch made our patients smile.
Department head trauma services Dr Jeremy Hsu, who is of Chinese descent, said he was looking forward to the festivities.
“I will be celebrating with my family tonight,” Jeremy said.
Thank you to the Sydney Youth Dragon & Lion Dance Troupe for accompanying Kingston.
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The lions will be making their way around western Sydney performing this weekend, including –
- Tonight, 6.30pm at Parramatta Centenary Square
- Tonight, 8.30pm at Wenty Leagues Club
- 8.30pm, Saturday 17 February at Wenty Leagues Club
- 1.30pm, Sunday 18 February at Wenty Leagues Club
- 11.00am, Saturday 14 February at Westfield Parramatta
Happy Lunar New Year to everyone celebrating today.