Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Auckland Lantern Festival 2013 The Auckland Lantern Festival is celebrated on the first full moon following the Chinese New Year. In 2013, the event was held from 22-24 February at Albert Park. Highlights of this event include: exciting on-stage performances, authentic crafts, delicious food stalls and the gorgeous illumination of Albert Park by hundreds of hand-crafted lanterns. The 2013 Lantern Festival welcomed the Chinese zodiac year of the snake, which represents great wisdom and intuition. This intelligent, seductive, animal will be woven into the festival, and hopefully lead people toward a path of good fortune for the year ahead. Each year the festival features a new twist, with exciting activities and decorations at every turn. And we encourage our vendors to aim for honours in the prestigious ‘Model Stallholder’ and 'Best Decorated Stall’ competitions. The Lantern Festival is organised by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) in partnership with Asia New Zealand Foundation (Asia:NZ).

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