Myanmar gets festive for Chinese Lunar New Year

Customers look at decorations at a street market stall in Yangon's Chinatown district on Jan 18, 2023. - AFP

YANGON (Xinhua): A festive event to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year was held at the China Cultural Center in Yangon, Myanmar on Wednesday (Jan 18).

Speaking at the event, Xu Ling, who is in charge of the cultural center, said that the event is one of the cultural activities organized by the center for Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 2023.

The event, jointly organised by the centre and Myanmar One Belt One Road Chamber of Commerce, featured lion dances, giving cash in red envelopes for the attendees born in the Years of Rabbit, entertainment programs and lucky draws.

Xu said that the cultural centre also organized an essay contest, a photo contest and a media event for the celebration.

She said that the activities will help the Myanmar people understand the Chinese Lunar New Year, experience traditional Chinese culture and deepen the Myanmar-China 'Paukphaw' friendship.

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