Chief Minister Stanhope is reminding us that tonight is the start of the lunar new year.
So happy Rabbit to you all.
In addition it seems there’s a big party at the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre in Lyneham:
Chief Minster Jon Stanhope will join members of Canberra’s Vietnamese community in Lyneham to welcome the Year of the Rabbit.
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Around 1000 people are expected to attend the festivities at the Sakyamuni Buddhist Centre, which will include a costume parade, dragon dance and fireworks.
According to the Chinese Zodiac, the rabbit symbolises graciousness, good manners, sound counsel, kindness and sensitivity.
“The celebration is one of the largest Buddhist-Asian community events in the ACT and a special time to reflect on another year, and prepare for the year ahead,” Mr Stanhope said.