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Chinese celebrate new year

Mere Naleba
Monday, February 10, 2014

ABOUT 100 Chinese and locals gathered at Suva's Sacred Heart Cathedral to celebrate the Chinese new year with a mass yesterday.

The mass was led by the head of the Catholic Church in Fiji, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong.

In his sermon, Archbishop Chong said the Chinese new year, which was also known as the spring festival, was a time of reflection and to decide on one's destiny.

He said it should be a time for people to decide on what defined their success and what they wanted to achieve in life.

Those present at the service enjoyed the multicultural hymns sung by the choir.

The end of the church service also featured the Fiji Chinese youth members performing the lion dance.

Many Chinese nationals who travelled to Fiji to start up businesses were also a part of the church service.








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