Chinese new year to bring prosperity to India
Delhi is all geared up to be part of the Chinese New year party, being held on February 9. The cultural evening comprising of dance performances, acrobats, vocal performances and much more aims to present a slice of Chinese culture in India, and to strengthen historical cultural ties between the two countries.
Organised by Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Republic of India, in association with China National Tourist Office and India China Economic and Cultural Council, the event will be held at NCUI auditorium.
The major highlights of the evening include 'Spinning Blankets'– an acrobatic performance with difficult acrobatic moves while simultaneously holding spinning blankets with hands and feet, 'Blooming Jasmines' – a dance performance based on the symbolism of the flower Jasmine which signifies beauty, purity and sweet fragrance, 'Magic Mulan', and a group dance performance showcasing the unique charm of 'Art of Dai Nationality'.
Each year is characterized by one of the 12 animals under the Chinese Zodiac, and it is a 12-year repeating cycle. This is the year of Earth Dog. The Chinese regard dog as an auspicious animal. If a dog happens to come to a house, it symbolizes the coming of fortune. Chinese New Year comes with its own set of traditions to ensure a healthy year ahead.