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Moscow will celebrate Chinese New Year for the first time

Moscow will be immersed in the atmosphere of traditions and cultural values ​​of the inhabitants of the Middle Kingdom for 10 days. True, users of social networks have ambivalent assessments of the initiative of the Moscow authorities.

Muscovites and guests of the capital were invited to celebrate another New Year, this time according to the Eastern calendar. Until recently, this most beloved holiday by the Chinese in Russia was celebrated at the level of club parties and small events. But this year, the Moscow authorities decided for the first time to organize a celebration at the citywide level and for 10 days, from February 9 to 18.

The Moscow mayor’s office justified this decision with a round date: 75 years ago, on October 2, 1949, the PRC and the USSR established diplomatic relations. Also, by decision of President Vladimir Putin, 2024 was declared the Year of Chinese Culture.

The main events are scheduled for Saturday, February 10, when the festival opens. On the occasion of the entry into force of the Year of the Green Wooden Dragon, a cultural and entertainment program with traditional Chinese shows, gastronomic fairs, master classes and light shows has been prepared for Muscovites and guests of the capital.

All events were made free, and as a result, queues are possible. Thus, a large crowd of spectators is expected tomorrow at the 140-meter Ferris wheel “Sun of Moscow”, where a show will take place with the removal of an 18-meter dragon, after which performances of stilt walkers, a flash mob of red lanterns and a light show will begin.

For those who are in the thick of things and have no desire, but certainly want to take a photo against the backdrop of the symbol of the Chinese New Year, we can advise you to go to the main entrance of VDNKh, where a 28-meter golden dragon will be installed.

Subscribers of the telegram channel “Roof of TurDoma”, having read the announcement of the festival, were divided in their comments. Many people thought that new holidays, where you can learn about the traditions of other peoples, and especially the Chinese, are interesting and fun. “Great topic. Tomorrow we’ll take a walk and look at all this,” writes Dina.

Others noted that in the context of the SVO, such large-scale entertainment events, and, moreover, not related to Russian culture, are not very appropriate. Moreover, on “our” New Year in many cities, including Moscow, canceled mass entertainment events and fireworks.

Source: Tourdom

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