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Museum, Embassy Mark Chinese New Year

The Fiji Museum is home to a lot of artifacts and antiques which tells stories of ancestors and events of the past. Chief guest director of iTaukei language and culture
29 Jan 2017 11:00
Museum, Embassy Mark Chinese New Year
A student tries out a musical instrument during the Fiji Museum Open day yesterday. Photo: China Cultural Centre.

The Fiji Museum is home to a lot of artifacts and antiques which tells stories of ancestors and events of the past.

Chief guest director of iTaukei language and culture institute, Emi Bainimarama, said the activities of the museum was no stranger to many while it could be the first visit to the museum for some.

This year’s open day coincides with the celebration of the Chinese New Year with the theme: Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage: Celebrating Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster).

“I am elated to see and hear about the celebration of the Chinese New Year and I am indeed thankful to the Director Chinese cultural center and his team working with the Fiji Museum in making this Open Day a collaborative event,” said Ms Bainimarama.

Deputy Chief of Commission of the Chinese Embassy, Gu Yu, said theevent showcased again the spirit of the Chinese people and their friendship over the past 160 years with Fiji.

“The Chinese were one of the earliest groups of foreign settlers to come to Fiji and the Chinese community has played an important role in our nation’s development,” said Mr Yu.

Mr Yu said the event made it possible for Fijians and Chinese to meet and learn from each other.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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