THERE is no better place to be than Bendigo at Easter - and what a cracking weekend it has been so far.
Thousands have already turned out to enjoy the many and varied events the city offers during the long weekend, with last night's torchlight parade a favourite.
It's always fabulous seeing so many community organisations represented in the parade, and the finale with the spectacular night dragons. And it's beautiful watching pure joy on young and old as they enjoy the show.
In case you missed the action, you can find all the links to the Bendigo Addy's Easter coverage, here.
I've said it before and I'm always happy to say it again, but our team does a super job capturing significant events in our city.
And when today's historical parade takes place, we will be there to capture that, too.
The Bendigo Advertiser is also proud we were part of the Sun Loong 750 committee, which oversaw the fundraising for Dai Gum Loong. The paper was also on the fundraising committee which brought Sun Loong to our city to replace Loong, many years ago.
Yesterday's print edition of the Addy, which you can purchase as a keepsake in print or read online here, was a special edition to commemorate this weekend's event.
You can follow the Bendigo Advertiser gala parade today live on our Facebook page, then go to our website for more coverage before picking up tomorrow's special print edition - which will include a commemorative poster.
Today is the result of many years of hard work by the Bendigo Chinese Association, Golden Dragon Museum, Sun Loong 750 Committee and the City of Greater Bendigo. To each of those organisations and the many individuals, businesses and organisations that helped us reach the point we are at today, we say thank you.
The Easter parades are fabulous events that bring people together, in a way few events can.
We hope you enjoy every minute.
Nicole Ferrie, editor
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