'Happy Chinese New Year' activities staged around the world

By Zhang Liying
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Terracotta Warriors are seen during a reception and private viewing ahead of the exhibition "China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors" at the World Museum in Liverpool, Britain, on Feb. 8, 2018. The stunning exhibition featuring the famous Terracotta Warriors opened to public in Liverpool on Friday. (Xinhua/Tim Ireland)

The "Happy Chinese New Year" celebrations, one of China's largest cultural exchange activities at the international level, have been staged in a great number of countries such as Britain, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Nepal, Laos and Rwanda.

Sparkling performances and diverse activities reflected a festive mood in celebrating traditional Chinese culture around the world.

With activities in more than 30 categories, such as exhibitions, temple fairs and cultural forums, it was planned to hold the event in over 400 cities of over 130 countries and regions.

A Terracotta Warriors exhibition opened in Liverpool's World Museum, in northern England on Feb. 9, displaying items spanning almost 1,000 years of Chinese history, from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States era to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties.

During a ceremony held at the museum on Feb. 8 before the exhibit opened, Mark Blundell, the Queen's Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, read a message from Prime Minister Theresa May, declaring: "This exhibition is one of the most significant archaeological finds in history, and is a wonderful symbol of enduring friendship between our countries and our peoples."

From lion dance to synchronized singing, performances brought joy to children and adults alike at the British School in Brussels on Feb. 9.

Principal Melanie Warnes said, "We sincerely hope we can hold such an event again, and I am still enjoying the show today. Organizing such cultural exchange activities can also help to create a harmonious working environment."

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