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Chinese New Year - The Year of the Snake

Map showing Dunedin Chinese Garden

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When:

  • Sat 9 Feb ’13, 10:00am
  • Sun 10 Feb ’13, 10:00am
  • Mon 11 Feb ’13, 10:00am
  • Tue 12 Feb ’13, 5:00pm

Where:

Dunedin Chinese Garden, Cnr Rattray & Cumberland Streets, Dunedin Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Tickets:

  • Adult: $9.00
  • Student/beneficiary: $6.00
  • Child (under 13 years with adult): $0.00

Chinese New Year celebrations take place 9 - 12 February 2013

All activities are free with entry to the Garden.

Saturday 9 February
10-11am - Yoga class (Tao Yin): At the main courtyard under the Pai Lau, come and give it a go.

11-12noon - Conversational Mandarin Class: So how do I say hello (ni hao)? If you ever wanted to know a few basic phrases, come along to this fun and casual beginners class.

12noon-1pm - Traditional Tea Ceremony and Tea Tasting: Tea is such an important tradition in China, and the tea ceremony a big part of this, come and see how this is done and taste some of the teas available at the Tea Shop.

1-2pm - Go (Weiqi) Demonstration: A Chinese board game worth learning, come along to a demonstration and get the chance to give it a go.

2:30-3:30pm - Calligraphy demonstration and lessons: See how it is done and practice for yourself. Space is limited, please contact the Garden to book a place.

7-9pm - Garden open for evening viewing: Light incense, tie your red ribbons on the Wishing Tree.

7:15-9pm - Chinese New Year’s Eve Chuxi Restaurant Dinner: Enjoy the tradition of a family New Year’s Eve Dinner. Tables are limited, bookings essential, two course buffet meal. BYO wine only - no alcohol available at the Garden.

Sunday 10 February
10-11am - Tai Chi Class: At the main courtyard under the Pai Lau, come and give it a go.

11-12noon - Traditional Tea Ceremony and Tea Tasting: Tea is such an important tradition in China, and the tea ceremony a big part of this, come and see how this is done and taste some of the teas available at the Tea Shop.

1-2pm - Chinese New Year Storytelling: Listen to some fascinating stories about Chinese New Year from our master storyteller, Annie.

2-4pm - Go (Weiqi) Demonstration: A Chinese board game worth learning, come along to a demonstration and get the chance to give it a go.

7pm - Chinese Garden opens to the public for gold coin donation. Food stalls open in car park at the Chinese Garden.

7:15pm - Dragon Parade departs from the Octagon and heads to the Chinese Garden.

7:45pm - Dragon Parade arrives at the Garden.

7:50pm - Fire Crackers on the Pai Lau welcome the Dragon.

8pm - The mayor awakens the lion.

8:05pm- Entertainment begins.

10pm - Fireworks!

Monday 11 February
10-11am Tai Chi Class - At the main courtyard under the Pai Lau, come and give it a go.

11-12noon - Conversational Mandarin Class: So how do I say hello (Ni Hao)? If you ever wanted to know a few basic phrases, come along to this fun and casual beginners class.

1-2pm - Traditional Tea Ceremony and Tea: Tasting Tea is such an important tradition in China, and the tea ceremony a big part of this, come and see how this is done and taste some of the teas available at the Tea Shop.

2-3pm - Papercutting demonstration and lessons: Watch a master complete beautiful shapes and then try it yourself. Space is limited, please contact the Garden to book a place.

Tuesday 12 February
10-11am - Yoga class (Tao Yin): At the main courtyard under the Pai Lau, come and give it a go.

11-12noon - Chinese New Year Storytelling: Listen to some fascinating stories about Chinese New Year from our master storyteller, Annie.

1-2:30pm - Pen Jing Demonstration: The ancient art of miniature landscapes - our resident expert Brian will show you how these are begun and their philosophy, with the chance to ask questions.

2:30-3:30pm - Traditional Tea Ceremony and Tea Tasting: Tea is such an important tradition in China, and the tea ceremony a big part of this, come and see how this is done and taste some of the teas available at the Tea Shop.

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