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The dragon dancers. Picture: FIJI GOVERNMENT

This year marks the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Lunar New Year. The year of the dragon symbolises good luck and power.

The celebration was held at the Yat Sen School hall and the chief guest at the event was the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Manoa Kamikamica last week.

Many young people took part in the Chinese New Year – taking in the essence of the celebration.

Many of the children that participated were students of Yat Sen Schools.

Mr Kamikamica, according to a Government statement emphasised the symbolism of the dragon in Chinese culture, that it represented strength, wisdom, and auspiciousness – qualities believed to bring prosperity and good fortune.

“It is great pleasure to be here on this occasion to celebrate Chinese New Year and the Chinese community in Fiji,” he said.

Many young individuals participated in poster, drawing and colouring activities and traditional dances during the celebration.

There were also fun activities like tug of war for people to enjoy.

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