Story: City styles

Chinese Lantern Festival, Auckland, 2009 (2nd of 2)

Chinese Lantern Festival, Auckland, 2009

As immigrant populations have become more settled in New Zealand and diversity more readily accepted, cultural festivals have emerged in cities. Some have become very large and are important dates on a city’s cultural calendar. While events like the Chinese Lantern Festival in Auckland generally celebrate the culture of one ethnicity, they also allow people from different communities to mix, mingle and learn.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'City styles - Cities and culture creation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010