Happy Chinese New Year • China Culture Day
Date: February, 25, 2014 10:15 Age: 4 yrs
早上10时，活动在热闹的舞狮表演中拉开帷幕，中国驻斐济大使黄勇阁下及南太平洋大学校长钱德拉教授共同为舞狮采青。表演者惟妙惟肖的表演在气势恢宏的击鼓的烘托下，为活动营造了浓浓的喜庆气氛，赢得了阵阵掌声与喝彩。接下来的彩带舞、筷子舞、扇子舞，独唱茉莉花等具有浓郁中国特色的精彩节目轮番上阵，将活动推向一轮又一轮高潮，让在场观众兴奋不已。在随后的有奖竞猜环节，20道由南太孔院精心准备的有关中国文化及中国社会发展的问题，引来现场观众的热烈响应，大家纷纷开动脑筋，抢答题目。此外，在学汉语及游戏互动环节，现场观众热情高涨，踊跃参加，现场一片欢声笑语其乐融融的热闹景象。闹中取静，在舞台一侧的文化体验区， 观众和南太孔院教师及国家公派教师一起学剪纸，练书法，品茶艺，尝美食。中国驻斐济使馆，南太大学孔子学院以及斐济华人协会为每位到场参与的观众准备了红包及精美的小礼物向大家恭贺农历新年。 最后，活动在组织方共同努力及参与者热情响应下取得了圆满成功。
"Happy Chinese New Year • China Culture Day"
February 8th, 2014 is also the 9th of January in Chinese lunar calendar.
A function ‘Happy Chinese New Year • China Culture Day’ co-hosted by Chinese Embassy in Fiji, Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific and Chinese Association of Fiji was staged at Suva’s Sukuna Park.
Much applause and cheers greeted the next item, the drum dance, which was performed by the Chinese Youth in Fiji. This was followed by the ribbon dance, chopstick dance, fan dance, a vocal solo of ‘Jasmine Flower’ and many other exciting items rich in Chinese characteristics. Sukuna Park was indeed filled with happiness and laughter.
In the subsequent quiz and prizes, 20 questions about Chinese culture and the country’s social development were prepared by CI-USP, and these drew an enthusiastic response from the audience.
The audience also participated in the learning of paper cutting, calligraphy, tea ceremony and food tasting prepared by the staff of CI-USP in the side cultural stall. They were also received red packets from the CI-USP and the Chinese Embassy and other gift packs.
The mainstream media also gave the event coverage. Present at the function were Xinhua News Agency, the Fiji Times and Fiji Sun.
It was reported the event was the second such event to be presented on such a large scale in Fiji to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Its main purpose was to promote Chinese teaching and culture.
The main guests of the day were Embassy Political Counsellor Yang Zhaohui, Commercial Counsellor Cai Shuizeng, Director of the Political Department Li Lihong, Consular Department Haoyong Wang, Fiji-China Friendship Association Vice President Dixson Seeto, Chinese Association of Fiji President Jenny Seeto and CI-USP Chinese Director Li Denggui.