Fiji Time: 4:38 AM on Tuesday 23 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





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. Drunk doctor claim
  2. Axed but at peace
  3. Police, FRCA raid uncover $A30m of heroin
  4. Stranded on vessel
  5. Dream come true
  6. Check the meat
  7. Love heals the pain
  8. House collapses after minor landslide
  9. Educationist calls it a day
  10. Perseverance pays off

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  3. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  4. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  6. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  7. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  8. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)
  9. Drunk doctor claim Monday (22 Dec)
  10. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children Thursday (18 Dec)