Spend the Chinese New Year in The Islands of Tahiti and enjoy the most colorful of celebrations. Lasting 15 days, the festivities give an insight into this surprising Asian culture.

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Unique festivities to celebrate the new moon

Enjoy the performances of Chinese dance and martial arts, inside and around the Chinese temple in Papeete. You can celebrate the new moon with specialties of Chinese cuisine. French Polynesia is an ideal place to discover these Chinese traditions.

Celebrate Chinese culture in idyllic surroundings

Each year, the chinese community in The Islands of Tahiti waits impatiently for these festivities which augur a new beginning. They wish each other good fortune and welcome the arrival of the animal that represents the sign of the zodiac for the new year. To celebrate, there are colorful performances of traditional chinese dancing, including the famous dance of the dragon, accompanied by cymbals, drums and firecrackers. The festivities end with a spectacular lantern-lit parade through the streets of Papeete.

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