China Cultural Center kicks off celebrations to mark Chinese New Year 2023

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Zubair Qureshi

At the start of the Chinese New Year since January 15, China Cultural Center in Pakistan has launched a series of activities to celebrate the 2023 Happy Chinese New Year .

The 2023 Chinese New Year fell on Sunday, and celebrations culminate with the Lantern Festival on February 5th, 2023. Chinese New Year is also known as Spring Festival. It is the most important festival of the year for the Chinese nation.

The start of the New Chinese Year is a time reserved for families. It is an important opportunity for families and friends to get together and celebrate the new year. Often, family members and relatives travel from all over the country to come together for the special event.

According to a press release issued on Sunday, the Chinese people strive to make this event (New Chinese Year) as special as possible, often spending hours preparing food and decorations for the events of the festival.

In order to celebrate the 2023 Happy Chinese New Year, China Cultural Center in Pakistan is working with the Shanghai Municipality this year to promote the cultural and tourism resources of Shanghai in Pakistan. A wide range of exciting events, such as cultural performances, exhibits, tourism promotion documentaries, and more, will be included. In order to celebrate the day with festivity and great fun, China Cultural Center launched the musical concert “Our Common Homeland” by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra online, and in the coming days, “Happy Chinese New Year – Pujiang Arts Collection” Online Performances & Exhibitions by the Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival and more similar activities will be launched on various social media platforms run by China Cultural Center in Pakistan as well as the Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan.

The Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan organized a cake-cutting ceremony with the renowned restaurant chain Monal to kick off the celebrations and to cordially invite all Chinese nationals living in Pakistan to take part.

Senior journalists from renowned Pakistani media organizations, newspapers, and TV channels attended a live 2023 Happy Chinese New Year Press Conference that was organized last month in this regard by the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy and the China Cultural Center in Pakistan at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Islamabad.

Zhang Heqing, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan and concurrently Director of China Cultural Center in Pakistan said that Happy Chinese New Year, an annual brand activity held to celebrate Spring Festival under the guidance of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, has taken off in recent years and is increasingly becoming an important platform for China to share Chinese culture and concepts with shared future with people from all over the world. Meanwhile, President of the All Pakistan Chinese Overseas Youth Federation, Aasma Ismail Butt celebrated the Chinese New Year with students of Holy Help Welfare School System, an education institution for under-privileged kids.