WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s capital Wellington has organized a multicultural festival to mark the start of the Year of the Dragon, with various communities gathering at the National Museum to enjoy a feast.
Th event held on Saturday featured a fusion of dance and music from Maori, Indian, Chinese, South Korean, Thai, Middle Eastern, Philippine, African and Latin American communities, said the co-host, the China Cultural Centre in the city.
Ex-Governor General of New Zealand Anand Satyanand has sent his New Year greetings to all the audiences, accompanied by a traditional lion dance and Kapa Haka from Ngati Poneke Young Maori Club, adding the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac symbolizes good luck, wisdom, and the strength.
MP Celia Wade-Brown admitted the huge contribution that diverse communities have made for New Zealand. Since early February, a series of events rejoicing the Chinese New Year have been held across various countries including New Zealand.