Home  |  News  |  Photo  |  Video   |  Travel  |  Learn Chinese  |  Opinions  |  EZFM  |  NEWS Plus  |  CHINA PLUS
Celebrations made in Cambodia to welcome Chinese Spring Festival
   2017-01-27 15:23:46    Xinhua      Web Editor: Liu Yuanhui

Lion and dragon dance troupes perform at the Royal Palace and the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. [Photo: VCG]

Lion and dragon dances were performed in Cambodia on Friday to greet the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, which falls on Saturday.

Three lion and dragon dance troupes staged at the Royal Palace and the Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday morning.

At the Royal Palace, the troupes were welcomed by Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Royal Palace Minister Kong Sam Ol, while at the Chinese Embassy, they were greeted by Ambassador Xiong Bo.

Xiong said he was very pleased to see overseas Chinese and Cambodians of Chinese descent preserve Chinese traditions and custom well.

"May the Year of the Rooster bring luck, fortune and prosperity to the Chinese people, the Cambodians of Chinese descent, and all Cambodian people," he said.

The ambassador was strongly confident that the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership of Cooperation between China and Cambodia would be further deepened in the New Year, particularly under the framework of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.

Luo Si Xing, vice-president of the Association of Khmer-Chinese in Cambodia, said lion dance was to greet the Spring Festival and to promote Chinese culture and traditions in Cambodia.

Lion dance is usually invited by traditional Chinese families to perform as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Spring Festival and to ward off bad luck and evil spirits.

Chinese New Year is broadly celebrated in this Southeast Asian country, though it is not a public holiday here.

On Monday, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen sent his greetings to overseas Chinese and Cambodians of Chinese descent on the occasion, blessing them with good luck, fortune and happiness in the New Year.

It is estimated that more than 700,000 Cambodians of Chinese descent are living in Cambodia.

1  2  3  
CRI Interview with Former Australian Foreign Minister
At the 5th World Peace Forum, CRI had an exclusive interview with Bob Carr, Former Australian Foreign Minister.
Along the Silk Road: Haji Fida Hussain--Pakistani Export Tycoon
Pakistani businessman Haji is exporting Chinese goods all over the world.



CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

The Sound Stage
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Photo Gallery
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ