Christchurch Lantern Festival

A celebration of Chinese Culture, celebrating the Lunar New Year in the heart of Christchurch!

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The Christchurch Lantern Festival is back in the heart of our new city, celebrating the Year of the Dog.

Bring along your family and friends and experience a taste of Chinese culture amidst hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns imported from China. For two evenings the Avon River Precinct will become home to delicious Asian food stalls, crafts and non-stop entertainment including Chinese shadow puppetry, acrobats and Old Tune music by Liao Qiang band from Shaanxi Province.

This is a not-to-be-missed event for everyone!

The Lantern Festival has traditionally been part of Chinese New Year celebrations since the Han Dynasty (206 BC-221AD). Usually held on the 15th day of the first month of the lunar calendar, it marks the end of New Year festivities.

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When

10 March 2018 to 11 March 2018
6pm - 10pm

Venue

Avon River Precinct and Cathedral Square
Christchurch Central

Pricing

Free

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