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BLUSTERY winds and spitting rain couldn't dampen the excitement of thousands of Sydneysiders and tourists who lined city streets last night for the annual Chinese new year twilight parade.
Crowds were treated to traditional and distinctly contemporary displays of Asian cultures, from the requisite Chinese dragons to beauty queens, rock bands and martial arts performers.
There were elaborate, illuminated dresses that could have come from the set of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Korean drummers and a performer dressed as a terracotta warrior.
Several nods were made to the incoming year of the rabbit, including a marching float featuring huge cut-outs of famous rabbit characters from pop culture, such as Bugs Bunny, who made their way along the route from Town Hall to Darling Harbour, surrounded by dancers dressed as carrots.
More than 100,000 were expected at the parade though bouts of rain did send some people home midway through. Nevertheless, clear views of the action were difficult, as people lined the streets, sometimes six or seven deep. On the narrow footpaths of Sussex Street the crowd became a crush and several families with young children struggled to find their way out of the melee.
But the mood was mostly jubilant.
''The rabbit is kind, loving, determined and fun - these attributes are the focus of this year's festival, and in particular our spectacular twilight parade,'' said the City of Sydney creative director and producer of events, Gill Minervini.
The event is part of the council's continuing lunar new year celebrations, which are the biggest of their kind outside of Asia. More than 2500 local and international performers took part in the parade on 27 floats, including 250 performers from Hubei province in China.
''The city's annual Chinese new year twilight parade has become a major event on Sydney's cultural calendar and is seen by millions of people across Australia and throughout Asia,'' said the lord mayor, Clover Moore, before the parade.
There was a strong presence by non-Chinese performers. A large Korean contingent this year displayed traditional costumes, taekwondo and music. Last year the Sydney Korean Business Association requested the festival be renamed ''lunar new year'' in recognition of the diverse national groups that now take part, a suggestion which was met with a cool response from the council.
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