Chinese embassy, consulates in Brazil celebrate Lunar New Year with online event
RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Embassy in Brazil held an online event on Saturday to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the Ox that begins on Feb. 12.
Jointly organized by Chinese consulates in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Recife, and presented by the Chinese Association of Brazil, the event included explanatory videos on the significance of the Chinese New Year, its origin and meaning. Dance shows and musical performances were also broadcast on social networks.
"The Lunar New Year is the most important traditional holiday for the Chinese people. It is the time to reunite family, visit relatives and friends, and wish everyone good luck," Chinese Ambassador to Brazil Yang Wanming said in his address.
"In the Chinese culture, the ox symbolizes diligence, down-to-earthness, and entrepreneurship. With courage and determination, we will work in this new year with all Brazilian society to move the bilateral relationship forward," the ambassador added.
Yang also said the global fight against the novel coronavirus makes this year's holiday "different."
"I take this opportunity to greet those who are working on the front line, to express gratitude to those who engaged in China-Brazil cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, and to wish a happy Lunar New Year to my compatriots in Brazil and China," he said. Enditem