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Fiji Chinese New Year Celebration 2013

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







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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