Chinese Ne Year in Christchurch
More than 10% of the population of New Zealand are of Asian origin, so the Chinese New Year celebrations are very important. In the South Island city of Christchurch, the celebrations are held at night around Victoria Square. There are food stalls set up, a parade takes place, and the fireworks make a spectacular noise. Before everyone goes home, there's dancing. The date of the Chinese New Year is the first day of the first lunar month. In general, the festivities last several days.