Cultural exposure helps children grow a genuine interest in a language. Meeting other children and families at our festival celebrations also nurtures friendship and a sense of belonging to our Mandarin community.


2018 Events


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Lantern Festival

China's Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of Chinese New Year, marking the end of the new year celebration. It is the day for children to go out at night carrying paper lanterns and solve riddles written on the lanterns.

This year we are going to invite our children to watch beautiful Chinese lanterns, eat the traditional rice ball soup and make some lanterns by ourselves.

Time          February 25th from 1pm-3pm

Location   Craig Family Centre in Ashburton

Fee             Free entry $10/child for handicraft 

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Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival is said to commemorate the death of a famous Chinese poet, Quyuan. During this festival, people eat the traditional food, Zongzi, drinking realgar wine and race dragon boat.

We'd like to spend a great afternoon with our children to know the stories of this festival and make related handicraft.

Time          June 17th from 1pm-3pm

Location   Craig Family Centre in Ashburton

Fee             Free entry $10/child for handicraft

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Mid-Autumn Festival

More information is forthcoming.

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Christmas Party

More information is forthcoming. 

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