Year of the Monkey

Today I happened to find myself in Footscray, just in time for the Footscray Lunar New Year Festival. Thousands of people turned out to say goodbye to the year of the sheep and begin the welcome to the year of the monkey. Footscray has a large Vietnamese population, largely descended from South Vietnamese migrants following the Indochina Wars. Hence, this is also a celebration of the South Vietnam that was, with flags, anthems and remembrances.

Happy New Year.