February 2017

Celebration of the Chinese New Year enriches our cultural diversity

Celebration of the Chinese New Year enriches our cultural diversity
On February 9 the Minister for Ethnic Communities, Hon Judith Collins hosted at Parliament Chinese New Year 2017.
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Celebration of the Chinese New Year enriches our cultural diversity

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Led by a traditional Chinese lion dancing for good luck and accompanied by the music of beating drums, the 9th of February saw the Minister for Ethnic Communities, Hon Judith Collins, host a gathering of 200 people at Parliament, including members of parliament, diplomatic, government officials, leaders of the Chinese community, as well as representatives from 19 different ethnicities.

2017 Chinese New Year Celebrations in Auckland

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Chinese New Year is a well-recognised event in the Kiwi calendar and marks the start of a brand new lunar calendar year. This year on January 28 the year of the monkey will change over to the fire rooster. On 21 January, two significant events saw the beginning of a series of 2017 Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration activities.