Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:59 AM on Sunday 21 September

/ Front page / News

Celebration pleases community

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, January 30, 2014

THERE is a lot more prominence given now to the celebration of the Chinese new year in Fiji, says Dixon Seeto, an organising committee member of the official celebrations to be held on Sunday.

Mr Seeto said it was good to see the event being widely recognised in the country.

"It's good to see that Chinese new year is recognised more by the various communities and business houses and a lot more prominence given to the event," Mr Seeto said.

Business houses around the country's major urban centres have put up Chinese lanterns and signs on display in their windows to mark the auspicious occasion.

Prouds Suva Central marked the event with special promotions and prizes last night for invited guests.

Today, on the eve of the Year of the horse, members of the Chinese youth community will be visiting several business houses to perform the dragon dance.

"Before, it used to be just the Chinese-owned shops that had the dragon dance performed but now we have many more business houses that want to be a part of the celebrations."

Mr Seeto said a lot of Chinese families would get together this evening for a meal and perform various ceremonies to pay respect to their ancestors.

The official celebration will be held on Sunday at Yat Sen School hall from 10:45am. The day will be marked with games, prizes and special performances from the Chinese community.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections
  2. ENDORSED
  3. General Election results: Round 14
  4. General Election results: Round 15
  5. Pre-poll ballot count completed: Fiji Elections
  6. 1st sitting of Parliament soon
  7. Fiji elections a welcome turning point: Commonwealth
  8. Fans stabbed
  9. Bainimarama leads candidate tally
  10. General Election results: Round 13

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  6. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  8. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  9. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  10. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)