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Joburg China Town celebrates Lunar New Year

By Zhang Jiexian (People's Daily Online)    15:14, March 06, 2015
The Dragon Dance team is closely accompanied by the security during the whole process of their performance. (People's Daily Online/Zhang Jiexian)

Johannesburg, March 4 (People’s Daily Online) — The China Town in Johannesburg held a street party to celebrate Lunar New Year with Dragon Dance parade, fireworks display, along with loads of eating and drinking and general merry-making.

Besides overseas Chinese community, thousands of local South Africans have diarized last Saturday to join in the celebration of the Year of Sheep. The event got caught in a light shower, which injected much more fun and uniqueness into the function. In Chinese culture, raining traditionally indicates a coming year of peace, harvest and fortune.


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