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2017 Happy Chinese New Year events spread culture worldwide | Updated: 2016-12-21 10:47

Intangible cultural heritages and traditional Chinese music will be the two main elements for the 2017 Happy Chinese New Year events in the countries part of the Belt and Road Initiative.

The Ministry of Culture announced this and other arrangements for the 2017 Happy Chinese New Year at a recent press conference.

Six performing troupes will tour Africa and a series of galas and ceremonies will be held in Asian countries, including Thailand, Japan and Singapore, to further enhance communications with local people.

High quality performances of traditional Chinese music, dance dramas, plays, martial arts and acrobatics will be featured in European countries.

More art shows will be held in North America, such as the “Fantastic Art China in New York”, that attract international artists of different genres to narrow the distance between Chinese and Western cultures.

The events in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau will be specially designed for adolescents and grassroots communities. Lantern Festival Celebrations and Lunar New Year customs exhibitions will be featured.

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