Lunar Chinese New Year is Celebrated at Kolkata by the Chinese Consulate
Kolkata: The Chinese Consulate of Kolkata and members of the Chinese community organized a gala party on January 18 at Kolkata in preparation for the Year of the Rabbit, or Chinese New Year, which falls on January 22.
James Liao’s team, a dance instructor, planned a traditional lion dance to welcome about 500 people. Some relatives of Chinese citizens who live in Canada but are now visiting the city attended the event, continuing Consul General His Highness Zha Liyou’s efforts to bring the entire community together under one roof. The visitor list included the Chinese community in Kolkata as well as dignitaries, politicians, diplomats, businessmen, members of the film industry, social workers, and others.
Mr Liyou expressed hope for the New Year because 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit in Chinese astrology, which stands for tranquility, wealth, and peace. He quoted the proverb from China that says, “With crisis comes opportunity.” China and the rest of the globe had an extraordinary year last year. With the new central leadership, which is led by Xi Xinping, the CPC has set a lofty goal of creating a modern socialist nation.
A traditional lion dance was performed for the gala celebration’s audience on Wednesday and marked the great revitalization of the Chinese people. Chinese nationals have recently been returning to China to be with their relatives. It surprises a lot of people. We will conquer the hitherto unimaginable obstacles and hurdles via our efforts, Mr. Liyou declared.
“The festival of blessing and unity is taking place in China throughout this month. For the Chinese spring festival, millions of people are migrating to the nation to be with their families and homes. So tonight, I sincerely hope you experience a sense of home and family”. As Mr. Liyou additionally, expressed his hopes for rekindled economic cooperation, which is suggested by the 135.98 USD in bilateral commerce between China and India. With Chinese and Bengali dance performances and culinary offerings, the event also highlighted the blending of Sino-Bengali cultures.
Celebration with all the dignitaries of Kolkata showed that Sino-India’s recent standoff had just faded away from the people’s minds. Well, peace will be flowing through the Bengali Jamuna, Tibetan Tsangpo, Chinese (Pinyin) Yarlung Zangbo Jiang or (Wade-Giles romanization) Ya-lu-tsang-pu Chiang or Indian Brahmaputra without any future standoff and that is the expectation of the common peace-loving people.
The people of Chinese origin or from Kolkata China Town were very much happy to see the culture and folklore of China through the traditional dragon dance.
So, I Hope, a happy new year will be truly a happy new year for all.