I just got back from a wonderful time at the Chinese New Year celebrations in the Oamaru Gardens down the hill from us. There was lots of yummy food, we were entertained by beautiful dances, and I even scored a relaxing massage for a donation. It was a brilliant evening - no fireworks though because there's a fire ban this summer.
I should add: the cultural dance group from Dunedin was led by... a Dr Hu!
It was enormous fun, and tomorrow there's yet more with a steampunk octopus hunt, also in the gardens.
Dragon dance and drummers
Lion dance - this was so cute, performed by a children's dance group, two kids to each lion costume
Fan dance, again by Dr Hu's cultural group
Tibetan dance which features long sleeves which are swung and twirled.
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