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Double party

Ropate Valemei
Friday, October 12, 2012

THE local Chinese community had a double celebration at the Yat Sen Secondary School in Suva yesterday.

The dual celebration was to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of China National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival, more commonly known as Moon Festival.

The occassion saw members of the local Chinese community mingle with workers and officials from mainland China in some fun sports and games.

Chinese Association of Fiji official Jenny Seeto said it had become a tradition to celebrate China National Day and the Moon Festival together and they were pleased to continue with this tradition this year.

"We, the Chinese community in Fiji, are very proud of the increasingly important emphasis being placed by the Fiji government on its relationships with China," Mrs Seeto said.

She said they noted the strengthening of links between the two countries, both economically and socially.

"The Moon Festival falls on the 15th day of the Chinese 8th lunar month and is an important traditional festival observed by many Chinese families."

She said this year's Moon Festival fell on September 30 and the China National Day on October 1 but official holidays in China continued until October 7.

Members of the expatriate Chinese community also enjoyed the eight-day holiday in Fiji.

They were reminded of their culture and traditions when the Chinese Youth Social and Cultural Association performed lion and dragon dances during the celebrations.

Mrs Seeto said they were keeping their culture and traditions alive with dances and other social activities.

People's Republic of China Ambassador Huang Yong encouraged the local Chinese community to promote friendship and unity in Fiji.

Mr Yong wished the association solidarity and encouraged them to effectively contribute to the national economy by being productive and resourceful in all their activities.





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