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Fiji Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

Date: February, 28, 2013 09:15 Age: 5 yrs

2013年斐济华人春节团拜会成功举行

2013210日,农历正月初一,700余名斐济华人华侨及外国来宾在逸仙学校欢聚一堂,共庆蛇年新春。斐济总统佩利奈拉蒂考夫妇、中国驻斐济大使黄勇先生及夫人、斐济妇女部长兼斐中友协主席吉科鲁温尼女士等贵宾出席了此次活动。

总统阁下十分重视华人社团的发展,充分肯定了斐济华人对斐社会、经济、文化发展做出的巨大贡献。总统夫妇对中国及中国文化也展现出了浓厚的兴趣和喜爱。在有奖问答环节,当问及哪位中国女选手在2012年澳洲网球公开赛中闯入决赛时,总统先生第一个举起手响亮地答出李娜的名字,全场响起热烈的掌声,为总统的精彩回答喝彩。当问及中国有多少个民族时,总统夫人从容地接过话筒,回答道56,充分展现了她对于中国及中国文化的了解。

整场活动年味十足,大屏幕滚动播放有关中国春节及过年习俗的视频,整个礼堂张灯结彩,锣鼓齐鸣。代表幸运喜气的舞狮表演给全场嘉宾带来了欢乐、吉祥和祝福,外国嘉宾不禁赞叹舞狮队员的精湛技艺,由小朋友表演的小狮子活泼可爱,憨态可掬。当地华人社团还表演了精彩的中国筷子舞、扇子舞和腰鼓舞。最后舞龙队又给大家带来了气势磅礴的舞龙表演,巨龙上下穿行,时而腾起,时而俯冲,变化万千,蔚为壮观。

此次活动由斐济华人社团和南太平洋大学孔子学院联合举办,为斐济华人历史上最大规模的一次春节团拜活动。在欢庆中国传统佳节春节的同时,进一步宣传了当代中国及中国文化,增进了中斐两国人民之间的友谊,扩大了中国及斐济华人在斐济社会各界的影响。

照片说明:

1.  我们来了

2. 舞狮表演

3. 大使戏狮

4. 总统致辞

5. 大会现场

6. 腰鼓表演

7. 总统抢答

8. 夫人抢答

9. 非我莫属

10. 总统领奖

 

Fiji Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

More than 700 Fiji Chinese and foreign guests got together at Yat Sen School on February 10, 2013 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The President of Fiji Ratu Epeli Nailatikau and his wife, the Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, Huang Yong and his wife, and the Minister for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Jiko Luveni attended the activity.

The President paid a lot of attention to the development of the Chinese community, and acknowledged the great contribution the Fijian Chinese made to the society, economy and culture of Fiji. The President couple also showed a lot interests in China and the Chinese culture. In the quiz session, when it was asked which Chinese female player came to the final of the Australian Open Tennis Championship 2013, the President was the first to put up his hand and gave the correct answer - Li Na. A big applause was given to the President for his excellent answer. When it was asked how many ethnic groups there were in China, the Wife of the President answered confidently 56. This indicated that the first lady had much knowledge of China and the Chinese culture.

The whole activity was immersed in the happy atmosphere. It was played on the big screen the video about the Chinese Spring Festival and customs. The lion dance brought happiness, auspiciousness and good luck. The kid lion performed by two boys was very cute and lovely. The local Chinese associations also brought Chinese chopstick dance, fan dance and waist drum dance. The last dragon dance was magnificent, with the dragon flying up and down through the audience crowd. The audience was impressed by the wonderful performance of the dancers.

This event was co-hosted by the Fijian Chinese associations and the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific. It aimed to celebrate the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, and at the same time, it introduced the contemporary China and the Chinese culture, enhanced the friendship between the people of Fiji and China, and expanded the influences of China and Fiji Chinese in the society of Fiji.

Illustration for the photos:

1. Here we come

2. Lion dance

3. The lion picked the Red Envelope from the Chinese Ambassador

4. The President addressed the event

5. The audience

6. Waist drum dance

7. The president answered the question

8. The Wife of the President answered the question

9. Must belong to me

10. The President got the prize for the quick response question

 

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