Photos: Chinese New Year Festival in Auckland 2014

The Chinese New Year Festival in Auckland was a celebration of color. Yesterday I shared a photo of the Prime Minister watching the opening Lion Dance. Here are a few more of my favorite photos from the days events.

Shopping opportunities included gifts and food:

Chinese New Year Festival in Auckland Shopping at Chinese New Year Festival

There was a huge queue as people waited for a turn to throw this white ball at a target in order to win. I have no idea what they won as it wasn’t posted on the sign in English. You can see the ball in the upper right corner, but mostly I love the expressions on people’s faces as they watched the ball fly.

Chinese New Year Festival

The entertainment was excellent, varied, and concluded with a dance from adorable little children. Best of all the entire event, including the performances, was free.

Chinese New Year Festival

Chinese New Year Festival

I couldn’t resist this one, after a bow at the end of their performance.  The blue hair is reflecting the lights.

Chinese New Year Festival in Auckland

Chinese New Year Festival perfomances

I am really enjoying my new Olympus OM-D E-M5 micro 4/3 camera. The smaller size is so much more convenient, the creative options are all available and the quality output speaks for itself.

Which is your favorite photo from Auckland’s Chinese New Year Festival?

**Sorry, No Linky today. If you are celebrating Wordless Wednesday include your link in the comments and I will be sure to visit.

Related Posts:

New Zealand Prime Minister Looks On At Chinese New Year Lion Dance
Celebrating the Night Lights of Auckland City
About Rhonda Albom

When I met my hubby he was looking for a traveling companion. Together we have moved to New Zealand and visited over 42 countries, most with our now teenage girls. Things rarely go as planned, and generally we have an amusing tale to tell. That's what Laugh Quotes is about - the fun side of our adventures and our expat life.


  1. Thank you for sharing so much wonderful colour – you captured the atmosphere beautifully.

  2. Looks like fun! I have to admit, I like the piggy banks.

  3. Well that looked like fun especially those children dancing :-)

    Have a noodletastic week ;-)

  4. They were all fun, but the young ones in the last photograph is my favorite. I would have loved watching them.

    Have a fabulous day Rhonda. :)

  5. All of the photos were vibrant and eye catching. The piggy banks really stood out for being so unusual.

  6. What fun! Hope to see you next week, too!

  7. NYCSingleMom says:

    I love the little old lady trying her hand at hitting the target, very sweet photo.

  8. Love the pictures! Happy WW!

  9. Hari Om
    Oh choices… well as one born of the Pig Year, I have to plump for the top one!! I agree, these compact cameras have a lot going for them &*> YAM xx
    MY MENO for today’s peek!

  10. What an exciting time! And some great photos! Amanda
    My WW is about my swinging monkey:

  11. The one of the lady with the fan is great. How far away were you for that shot?

  12. Looks like it was very much full of fun. Very nice celebration!!
    Have a nice day!

  13. What beautiful costumes – love all the colors. Looks like an exciting festival.

  14. I said a long “Ahhhh” when I saw that last photo, so it’s definitely my favorite. I love all the costumes, though, in the others. Thanks for showing us the festival. It’s the next best thing to being there.

    Be well, Rhonda.

  15. Wow didn’t know Auckland’s CNY celebration was so huge! I’m looking forward to it next week :)


  16. These are some really nice pictures. I really like all the color. :-)

  17. Lovely to see my home country celebrating with such beautiful displays! Those kids do look like they’re having fun!

  18. Looks like a really good time!

  19. looks like a great event. i went to a luna new year function this past weekend, and it was cute seeing all the kids dressed up.

  20. Very colourful. I love the picture of the golden piggy banks.

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