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Thousands of people parade in Zhaoqing to celebrate Chinese New Year

2019-January-25       Source: Newsgd.com

The launch ceremony for"Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 in Guangdong" was held in front of the Yuejiang building in Zhaoqing, Guangdong.

The launch ceremony for"Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 in Guangdong" was held in front of the Yuejiang building in Zhaoqing, Guangdong.[Photo provided to Newsgd.com]

Last week, the launch ceremony for "Celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 in Guangdong" was held in front of the Yuejiang building in Zhaoqing, Guangdong. The activity was jointly held by the Guangdong provincial department of culture and tourism and Zhaoqing Municipal People's government

It was reported that a total of 60 groups and 10,000 people participated in the parade. Lai Zehua, the party secretary of Zhaoqing Municipal People's government, and Chen Bo, the deputy director of the Guangdong provincial department of culture and tourism walked along with the parade team, the parade itself attracting more than 100,000 citizens and tourists.

The parade.[Photo provided to Newsgd.com]

In addition, 50 representative teams from other regions participated in the parade. With the aim of showcasing traditional culture, in particular the intangible cultural heritage of various regions in China, teams offered a wide variety of performances including, a minority dance from Guangxi Province, a professional dragon dance team from Zhaoqing and a phoenix dance from Huaiji. There was also a celebration of Chinese traditional women’s dress.

Zhaoqing is famous for Chinese traditional calligraphy and carving techniques. At Chaotian Gate, students were writing calligraphy, drawing and cutting paper. At the same time, an unveiling ceremony of New Year Scrolls were held. On the day of the event, visitors could also see the 3D art paintings created by young artists from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao greater bay area.

The traditional folk performance .[Photo provided to Newsgd.com]

"Celebrate Chinese New Year in Guangdong " has been held for three consecutive years in Zhaoqing. Zhaoqing is known for tourism, and hosted the 15th Games of Guangdong Province, the Dinghu mountain music festival, the Zhaoqing international marathon and other activities. In recent years, the number of tourists to Guangdong has increased during Spring Festival. According to statistics from the China Tourism Academy, the number of tourists and tourism revenue received by Guangdong during Spring Festival in 2018 ranked first in China.

The traditional folk performance .[Photo provided to Newsgd.com]

 

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