The Square will light up on Friday 26th February as we celebrate the "Year of the Ox" at this year’s Festival of Cultures, Lantern Parade.
The lantern parade this year will have a twist - the lanterns will be dancing Samba this year to celebrate both the Year of the Ox and the Rio carnival for which the Ox is a traditional figure.
Live music and food from 7pm. Join us in dancing through Te Marae o Hine, The Square with Salsa Grooves and Samba from 7:30pm – 8:30pm followed by the parade at 8.30pm
This is a free, family friendly event. Immerse yourself in this beautiful cultural tradition and make sure you check out all the different events that make up this amazing cultural celebration.
Palmeirhinos (Brazilian Heritage Group), MMC and the City Library are teaming up to make sure you are all set to join the festivities. Choose one of the Carnival/Lantern projects and get crafting: masks, wearable bulls! shakers, paper lanterns.
Free workshop with all materials provided.
- Tuesday 2 February 2pm to 4pm @ The City Library
- Saturday 13 February 11am to 2pm @ The Square / Lunar New Year festival
- Saturday 20 February 10am to 12pm @ The City Library
You can enjoy this event in a smokefree and vapefree location.