The Fairfield Hotel in western Sydney – owned by O’Hara Group – has celebrated the Lunar New Year with huge festivities throughout the venue.
Fairfield is home to many residents of Chinese and Vietnamese descent, so the hotel has put on festivities for the Lunar New Year for the past six years.
“The Fairfield Hotel is right in the heart of Fairfield and since we have a lot of Chinese and Vietnamese patrons we like to put on a great event that ties in with their culture and an event that everyone can enjoy,” said Viet Phuc Andrew Do, General Manager of the Fairfield Hotel.
This year’s festivities celebrating the Year of the Dog kicked off with lion dancers ad martial art displays. Lucky red envelopes were also handed out to patrons, as per Chinese and Vietnamese cultures.
“Since it’s the year of the dog we called the celebrations, ‘Every dog has its day’ because it’s a saying that means everyone will be successful or lucky at some time in their life. We hope our event brought good luck and good fortune to all our patrons and we would like to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year”, Viet Phuc added.
Another of O’Hara Group’s venues, The Collector Hotel in Parramatta, also held Chinese New Year celebrations, with the local area also being home to many people of a Chinese background.