WORLD 'Happy Chinese New Year' events launched in Morocco

WORLD

'Happy Chinese New Year' events launched in Morocco

Xinhua

17:13, January 17, 2020

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RABAT, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Cultural Center in Rabat, Morocco's capital city, on Thursday night organized a cultural event under the theme of Chengdu Temple Fair, which marks the launch of "Happy Chinese New Year" events in Morocco. 

Artists, chefs and artisans from Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province, performed at the temple fair, attracting more than 300 guests.

During the event, visitors can taste the Chengdu snacks such as "three cannon" dessert and dandan noodles, participate in traditional Chinese handicraft production such as oil umbrella production and mask drawing, and enjoy performances like lute Solo and Chinese acrobatics. 

Moroccan girl Jihane El Kbiri told Xinhua that the temple fair was rich in content and interesting, making her feel the joyful atmosphere of the Chinese Spring Festival and deepening her understanding of traditional Chinese culture. 

Hakima Bouchikhi, a Moroccan teacher who is learning Chinese, said that the temple fair makes her learn about the folk customs, food, and crafts related to the Chinese New Year, as well as strengthening friendship with Chinese friends.

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