Fiji Time: 5:36 PM on Saturday 2 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Day helps promote culture

Mere Naleba
Sunday, February 09, 2014

MEMBERS of the public gathered at Suva's Sukuna Park to be part of the China Cultural Day organised by the Chinese Embassy yesterday.

In celebrating the Chinese new year, spring festival, many people witnessed the lion dance, fan dance and many other cultural activities.

And the event aimed at increasing knowledge of the Chinese culture and tradition in Fiji was hailed a success by many who witnessed the event.

Cunningham resident, Mereama Adivula, who brought her children to the park said the visit was "worth it".

"I had planned to bring the children to come and have lunch at McDonalds then we came across this," she said.

"My young children were afraid at first when they heard the drums and saw the lion dance performers coming towards us, but after one of the Chinese ladies explained the whole scene to us, they were excited".

"It was amazing seeing young girls learning the Chinese fan dance," Mrs Adivula said.

"They did really well; it was just like seeing Chinese girls dance.

"This is an eye-opener for me."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63070.6117
JPY 51.031748.0317
GBP 0.36550.3575
EUR 0.43960.4276
NZD 0.69010.6571
AUD 0.65750.6325
USD 0.48980.4728

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fiji ready
  2. Dakuwaqa fights for sevens spot
  3. Average of 10 people missing every week
  4. Super Rugby: Attempts made to beat ticketing system
  5. Ratu Kinijoji laid to rest
  6. $150k for runway
  7. AFL to identify airport location
  8. Nath clears air on Bill translation
  9. $1.4m dividend for State
  10. Cultural exchange

Top Stories this Week

  1. Prayer for a spouse Thursday (30 Jun)
  2. Early morning catch wows crowd at Labasa fish market Tuesday (28 Jun)
  3. Home on a mission Wednesday (29 Jun)
  4. Hayne jets out Friday (01 Jul)
  5. Monster fish halts traffic Wednesday (29 Jun)
  6. Body parts Tuesday (28 Jun)
  7. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple Monday (27 Jun)
  8. Nowhere to turn to Wednesday (29 Jun)
  9. Chief for a day Friday (01 Jul)
  10. A blessing in disguise Monday (27 Jun)