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2021-February-18       Source: Newsgd.com

GDToday and Southern Metropolis Daily released the ‘My Chinese New Year Style’ series during the Chinese New Year. We spent a day with 6 expats who are working and living in six different cities of Guangdong, and present their special ways to celebrate this unique festival for family reunion despite the back-and-forth Covid-19 pandemic.

GDToday and Southern Metropolis Daily released the ‘My Chinese New Year Style’ series during the Chinese New Year. We spent a day with 6 expats who are working and living in six different cities of Guangdong, and present their special ways to celebrate this unique festival for family reunion despite the back-and-forth Covid-19 pandemic.

The serious went popular and touched many audiences’ heart on both the ‘GDToday’ WeChat channel and Facebook Page. Their stories unveil the customs to celebrate the New Year in different parts of Guangdong and show the ways that love connects people with different racial and cultural backgrounds.

How a Nigerian celebrates Chinese New Year with family in Guangzhou?

Uchechukwu Emmanuel is from Nigeria and has been living in Guangzhou for more than a decade. His wife Amy is a Guangzhou local. He usually takes his family to travel outside Guangdong before the festival and then back to Guangzhou for the flower markets and family dinners. However, 2020 and 2021 are slightly different for them because of the pandemic.

For the full story and video:

http://www.newsgd.com/news/exclusive/content/2021-02/10/content_192097360.htm

A ‘New Dongguaner’ bridging gap between expats and local culture

"Poon choi!" when asked for a must-try for the Spring Festival, Ziv Glikman, an Israeli who had been in Dongguan for 17 years, gave his answer without hesitation. As a featured dish in South China for celebrating the Spring Festival, Poon choi is composed of many layers of different ingredients such as meats, seafood and vegetables. For Ziv, the Spring Festival also means a lot.

For the full story and video:

http://www.newsgd.com/news/exclusive/content/2021-02/11/content_192101825.htm

A British skydiver celebrates Chinese New Year from 12 thousand feet above

Matthew Giddings is a skydiving instructor in Luoding County, Yunfu of Guangdong Province. This year, he will spend the Chinese New Year with his friends in China and try a very special way to send us the Chinese New Year greeting.

For the full story and video:

http://www.newsgd.com/news/exclusive/content/2021-02/12/content_192104830.htm

Turkish youtuber celebrates CNY with her true love from Meizhou

Neslihan Kilavuz (Nesli for short), also known as nesli_zg, has more than 10 thousand subscribers on Youtube. She married Zhang Haibao in Shenzhen in 2018.

In 2019, she went to Meizhou, her husband’s hometown, to celebrate the Chinese New Year for the first time. She said the memory of her standing on the balcony of the house and enjoying the fireworks with her mother-in-law is still vivid.

As the Year of the Ox is around the corner, Nelsi and her family plan to go to Meizhou again to celebrate this most important traditional festival. But this time, Nesli wants to share more about her love story with Zhang might be more beautiful than the fireworks.

For the full story and video:

http://www.newsgd.com/news/exclusive/content/2021-02/14/content_192108316.htm

Ghanaian singer and her handsome Jieyang husband’s mix-and-match CNY style

Naomi Kumi came to China in 2008 and studied at a university in Xi’an. She performed at big stages like the CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala and 星光大道, a popular Chinese talent show competition. Her husband, Xie Jun, is a handsome young man from Jieyang, Guangdong and was a actor of the Shantou Drama Troupe.

Naomi and her husband celebrate the Chinese New Year in a special way mixing African drum, Ghana Dance and curry with Teochew opera, rice dumplings and steamed fish.

For full story and video:

http://www.newsgd.com/news/exclusive/content/2021-02/15/content_192110037.htm

Busy CNY for a Portuguese restaurant owner & import businessman

The Spring Festival is one of the longest holidays in China for most people, but in the eyes of the Portuguese businessman Dario Silva, it is a hot season of import and distribution.

As the Chinese New Year drew near, many people would offer wine and olive oil to their friends as gifts. In one day, he could have a meeting in Shenzhen in the morning, and the other one in Guangzhou at noon. After that, he would rush to Foshan, where the Portuguese restaurant Lusitano Bistro is located.

For the full story and video:

http://www.newsgd.com/news/2021-02/16/content_192111462.htm

 

Editor: Keane, Jasmine

Editor: Jasmine

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