Chinese New Year celebrations have become an important part of Wellington’s cultural events calendar for Chinese and non-Chinese. The Festival provides a celebration that is distinctly kiwi while retaining the authenticity of an event that reflects the richness of Chinese culture and heritage.
Chinese New Year’s Day falls on 5 February 2019, and the coolest little capital in New Zealand will welcome in the Year of the Pig on the weekend of 9/10 February providing audiences with a total experience of the finest Chinese cuisine, crafts and cultural entertainment.
The Cultural Showcase will provide the platform for a diverse and inclusive showcase of performances featuring the best of Wellington's local talent alongside international performing artists from China.
The Jinan Acrobatic Troupe from Shandong province in China will headline the 2019 Chinese New Year Festival programme. This group of international performing artists combine Beijing Opera, martial arts and contemporary dance with traditional acrobatics, to provide a unique combination of classical and contemporary performing arts.
Find out more on the Festival Day website(external link).