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Chinese New Year Sparks Joy Across Eastern U.S. with Vibrant Celebrations

Photo from: Xinhua

The Eastern United States is set to radiate with the vibrant hues of the Chinese New Year as Consul General Huang Ping inaugurates a dazzling series of celebrations for the 2024 Lunar New Year. Kicking off with the “Happy Chinese New Year” launch ceremony in New York, this cultural extravaganza promises a fusion of home, hope, and happiness, bringing together U.S. and Chinese organizations in a cross-cultural celebration. With symbolic mascots, Jixiang Long, and over 20 planned festivities, including landmark lighting ceremonies, the Eastern U.S. is poised to embrace the spirit of the Spring Festival in a dazzling display of unity and joy.

Photo from: Xinhua

Home, Hope, and Happiness

Huang Ping, Chinese Consul General in New York, inaugurated a triumphant series of celebrations for the 2024 Chinese Lunar New Year in the Eastern U.S. The “Happy Chinese New Year” launch ceremony in New York set the stage for a vibrant array of events, infusing the region with the spirit of the Spring Festival.

During the ceremony, Consul General Huang elaborated on the essence of the Spring Festival, encapsulating it with three keywords: home, hope, and happiness. The event also highlighted the intricate design and symbolic significance of this year’s mascot, Jixiang Long, the “lucky dragon,” ushering in prosperity and good fortune.

Representatives from prominent U.S. and Chinese organizations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, showcased their unique Spring Festival celebration activities. This collaboration underlines the cultural exchange and shared joy of the Chinese New Year to diverse communities.

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A Bridge of Understanding, Chinese Lunar New Year as a Shared Holiday

Over 20 Chinese New Year celebration activities are slated to unfold in the Eastern U.S. These include concerts, exhibitions, and attractions. The Empire State Building, World Trade Center, and the American Dream Mall are gearing up for dazzling lighting ceremonies, adding a festive glow to the region.

Consul General Huang emphasized the growing significance of the Chinese Lunar New Year, now recognized as a public school holiday in New York and a United Nations holiday. Celebrating this auspicious occasion with U.S. partners is a practical step to foster mutual understanding and fortify bilateral relations between the two nations.

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