SBS celebrates Lunar New Year 2023

SBS is welcoming the Lunar New Year with a varied line-up across the SBS Network from 16 January to 5 February to celebrate diverse cultures, traditions and food, encouraging all Australians to be part of this period observed by over 1.5 billion people around the world. 

Welcoming the Year of the Rabbit and Cat, the content will be available in more than nine languages, including Cantonese, English, Filipino, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali and Vietnamese.

“SBS is delighted to celebrate Lunar New Year across our expansive network and highlight the richness of cultures, languages and traditions that makes up contemporary Australia,” said SBS Managing Director, James Taylor.

“It’s a very significant celebration and SBS is proud to invite all Australians to take part.”

“SBS will also be on the ground at Lunar New Year events in every state and territory in partnership with community festivals  – including with Multicultural NSW to light up the sails of the Sydney Opera House.”

SBS Radio’s cross-platform audio offerings in-language across broadcast radio, digital and podcasting will feature cultural explainers, including: 

  • Understanding the difference between the Year of the Rabbit and Cat
  • Learning the Korean Sabae bow
  • Intimate storytelling about traditions and folklore, such as the symbolism of the yellow blooms for Vietnamese-Australians
  • The art of feng shui
  • Talkback radio and interviews with experts
  • Food podcasts
  • Fun competitions and giveaways

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