Chinese Spring Festival
Chinese Spring Festival

The 11th edition of the festival marking the Chinese New Year celebration kicked off in Benin’s economic capital Cotonou.

The Chinese ambassador to the West African nation Benin, Peng Jingtao on Saturday launched the festival purposed to celebrate the Chinese culture and also to hold the interest of people in the West-African country.


The scheduled events, which will run till Feb. 9, include the performance by an artistic company from China that occurred on Saturday evening, a trophy of the Spring Festival, a badminton competition, a Chinese movies roadshow in five Benin cities and a Chinese New Year’s trade fair.

“All around the world, Chinese people celebrate the Spring Festival with local peoples, from Paris to London, New-York to Bangkok, everywhere in the world,” the ambassador said.

“It is a joy sharing moment through cultural activities, he added, underscoring that the Spring Festival is the most important traditional celebration in China and the moment for family members to gather again.

According to Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year falls on Jan. 25. Enditem


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