Chinese New Year
5 February - 16 February
Each year, French Polynesia’s Chinese community celebrates the Chinese New Year, which has become a local traditional festival. This year, we will be celebrating the Year of the Earth Pig, from February 5, 2019 to January 24, 2020. Not only do these festivities allow proper celebrations of the New Year, they also promote every facet of Chinese culture to the Polynesian population through dance, cuisine, arts and ancestral rites. Highlights include : the official opening on February 5; the New Year’s Ball on the 8th; the cultural day at Kanti temple in Mamao on the 10th; the Lantern Festival in the streets of the capital on Saturday, the 16th. More festivities will be set in motion during the Year of the Earth Pig; the Tsoung Festival and the Dragon Boat races, organized in the Paofai garden and Papeete harbor on June 8. Vivid moments in perspective.