BRI NEWS 2018 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations to open in Ethiopia

BRI NEWS

2018 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations to open in Ethiopia

Chinaculture.org

05:01, February 08, 2018

Artists from the art troupe of Southwest China's Guizhou province perform at the Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Ethiopia. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

Sponsored by China's Ministry of Culture and organized by the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia, the 2018 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations will be held in Ethiopia.

From Feb 6 to 7, a 27-member art troupe from Southwest China's Guizhou province will stage two shows to convey Chinese people's best New Year wishes to Ethiopia.

The ties between China and Ethiopia have been on a constant upward trajectory since a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership was formed in May 2017.

Chinese artists perform at the Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Ethiopia. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

As a major African country that hosts the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, Ethiopia has seen its economy flourish over the years due to China's increasing direct investment in its infrastructure, transportation, manufacturing and many other sectors.

Meanwhile, Chinese culture and arts have become more familiar to and loved by the Ethiopian people thanks to frequent cultural exchanges between the two countries.

On the evening of Feb 5, the art troupe put on its first "Colorful Guizhou"-themed show at the National Theatre of Ethiopia. The show featured the singing and dancing of the ethnic groups in Guizhou province and traditional Chinese acrobatics.

Chinese artists perform at the Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Ethiopia. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

Also, the dance troupe of Ethiopian National Theatre held performances at the gala, showcasing the local ethnic characteristics. The Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Tan Jian attended the event and delivered a New Year speech.

On the evening of Feb 6, the Chinese embassy will hold a New Year reception at the Sheraton Hotel. UN officials, Chinese and Ethiopian officials will be invited to watch the show, enjoy Chinese food, and celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Chinese artists perform at the Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Ethiopia. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

Chinese artists perform at the Happy Chinese New Year celebrations in Ethiopia. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

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