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As part of this year’s 150th Bendigo Easter Fair celebrations, The Bendigo Chinese Association Inc. is excited to announce an additional ‘special event’ to be held commemorating the Festival and the Chinese community’s even longer standing relationship with Bendigo Health.

This year’s four day Festival will see the traditional Awakening of the Dragon and Gala Parade featuring Bendigo’s new dragon Dai Gum Loong moved forward one day to Sunday and Monday respectively.

The Bendigo Chinese Association will take advantage of the extended event to stage the special presentation on Easter Saturday afternoon from 2.00 p.m. to approximately 3.30 p.m.

The newly restored and revered dragon Sun Loong will make an auspicious appearance accompanied by his attendant regalia with support from the Bendigo Chinese Association Lion Team and visiting Associations and Performing Teams.

A procession will emanate from Golden Dragon Museum and Dai Gum San Precinct and parade to the performance area at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.

This special blessing (zhù fú - ) event will be a spectacle of colour and noise which pays fitting tribute to the respectful and long relationships that The Bendigo Chinese Association has maintained with the Bendigo Easter Fair Society and Bendigo Health.

As part of the event, presentations of traditional Chinese banners will be made to both organisations.

Bendigo Chinese Association has been supporting Bendigo Health through fundraising since 1857 and this Easter will continue this long-standing tradition.  Donations can be made via the link below and on Saturday 16 April at the Tribute event.  

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