The Chinese new year celebration

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In the end of January or in the beginning of February, the Chinese community of Polynesia and especially the one in Tahiti celebrates the Chinese New Year for two weeks. The festivities begin with an official opening ceremony in the gardens of the townhall of Papeete. During this day, the Chinese culture is emphasised with dragon processions, calligraphy demonstrations. There are traditional dances and martial arts and culinary shows, a lantern-lit walk in the streets of Papeete… It is also the period of the contest for Miss Dragon who will represent the Chinese community for a year.