Assembly Celebrates Chinese New Year

Synopsis: The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, hosted an event in Parliament Buildings to mark the Chinese New Year.

Session: 2013/2014

Date: 03 February 2014

Reference: SO 06/13/14

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Mr William Hay MLA, today hosted an event in Parliament Buildings to mark the Chinese New Year.  

The event featured the launch of the Zhejiang Photography Exhibition, and included a special performance by the Little Red Flower Dancing Troupe, a group of children who have travelled from China as part of the New Year celebrations. The Little Red Flower Dancing Troupe performed with two local schools, Millburn Primary School (Coleraine) and Grosvenor Grammar School (Belfast).

The Speaker of the Assembly, William Hay MLA said: “As Speaker, I have worked hard to ensure that the Northern Ireland Assembly represents all of its citizens and that Parliament Buildings is a welcoming space for all of our communities. 

“I am delighted to host a celebration of the Chinese New Year and to see a performance by the Little Red Flower Dancing Troupe, accompanied by children from two local schools.”

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