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Posted by: Vasile Cojocari
News / Culture
01 Feb. 2019 / 19:07
Chinese New Year, marked at the National Library
The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, was marked at the National Library for Children "Ion Creanga". Traditionally, the event was attended by students from several educational institutions who danced and recited Chinese language verses.
"I am learning Chinese now and I liked it, it is interesting. I know a few words, for example: "Chinese New Year" ", said a visitor.
According to tradition, the Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days in a row, as long as it lasts a lunar cycle. During this time, the Chinese are lighting fireworks to scare the bad luck. Also, false money is burned in honor of the deceased, and people make gifts.
"Traditionally, we celebrate the new year in the family. We decorate the houses with lights and various decorations that bring the spirit of celebration, and then we go outside, we walk and participate in the concert and party organized on the Chinese New Year," said China's ambassador to Moldova, Zhang Yianghong.
The new Chinese year will begin on February 5 and will end on January 24, 2020.