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Lishui celebrates Spring Festival with international friends

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Jan 20, 2020 L M S


More than 100 foreigners and overseas Chinese celebrate Spring Festival in Qingtian county, Lishui, East China's Zhejiang province, on Jan 18. [Photo/lsnews.com.cn]

An activity celebrating the Spring Festival was held in Qingtian county in Lishui, East China's Zhejiang province, on Jan 18, gathering more than 100 foreigners and overseas Chinese representatives from more than 30 countries including Britain, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic and Mexico.

Nearly 40 intangible cultural heritages in Zhejiang were presented on stage in Qingtian, allowing local people and international friends to enjoy a cultural feast.

"Today, I learned about Qingtian's seal cutting and wrote New Year's greetings in Chinese calligraphy. The Chinese New Year is great," said a participant from Spain.

Qingtian is the hometown of 330,000 overseas Chinese living in more than 120 countries and regions in the world, which brings the county unique advantages in cultural exchanges with foreign countries.

To further carry forward excellent traditional Chinese culture and the regional culture of Zhejiang, since 2017, international friends and overseas Chinese have been invited to the countryside in Zhejiang every Spring Festival.

The activity has become an important brand for Zhejiang to attract foreign publicity.