Reunion Island’s Chinese Community Celebrates Year of the Metal Ox
on Friday February 12, 2021.
On Reunion Island, the new year is seen in more than once! After the celebrations of 31st December, it’s already time to start preparing for the Chinese New Year. The date changes from year to year, but the festivities are always held in January or February. They are organised across the island to celebrate this event which is very important for the Chinese community and the people of Reunion as a whole.
A great deal of festivities traditionally mark the Chinese New Year, the dance of the dragon is one of them. The Chinese New Year is a spectacular and festive event that is celebrated pretty much all over the island: dragon parades, lion dances, martial arts demonstrations, dance shows, musical and acrobatic shows and much more.
The Chinese community of Reunion is reviewing the organization of its festivities due to the global health crisis and adapts to the measures set out by the prefect of Reunion. The New Year will be celebrated above all with the family, the lion dance in the shops is postponed and will occur in private, without public and in small groups in certain temples under very strict health control.