Kōrero: Canterbury region

Chinese lantern festival, Hagley Park, 2014

Chinese lantern festival, Hagley Park, 2014

On 22 and 23 February 2014 Christchurch residents enjoyed a Chinese lantern festival in north Hagley Park to celebrate the new Year of the Horse. In addition to the lanterns, there were food stalls, and entertainment featuring the Tang Dynasty rock band from Beijing and the Jiangzhou drumming group from Shanghai. The event symbolised the growing visibility and numbers of settlers from China and other parts of Asia in Christchurch. 

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Christchurch City Libraries
Photograph by Bronwen Knowles

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'Canterbury region - People', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/46368/chinese-lantern-festival-hagley-park-2014 (accessed 28 February 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015