Chinese New Year celebrated in Estonian capital

The online "Happy Chinese New Year" event co-organized by Beijing and Tallinn was held on February 12, 2021 in the Freedom Square and the Song Festival Ground. Due to the impact of the COVID-19, this year’s event was held online. The epidemic has blocked travel, but it cannot stop the desire for cultural exchange and sharing between China and Estonia.

The event kicked off with drums and dragon dance performances.At 18:00,the Tallinn deputy mayor Mr Vadim Belobrovtsev and the Chinese Ambassador to Estonia Mr Li Chao addressed the event.They sent a New Year greeting to the people of the two countries and affirmed the important role played by the "Happy Chinese Spring Festival" event in enhancing mutual understanding between the people of China and Estonia.At the same time, they made a positive evaluation of the cooperation between the two countries in the fight against the COVID-19.And both sides look forward to the further deepening of cultural communication in the future.

On the big screen of the square, wonderful programs brought by Beijing artists were showed, and the large outdoor photo exhibition " Beijing, the Ancient Capital" attracted many people to admire it. The photos vividly show the historical heritage, cultural charm and modern vitality of ancient Chinese capitals. Facing the screen is the local sculptor Tauno Kangro carving the Metal Ox . One viewer at the scene were enthusiastically and sang classic Chinese songs to express his love for Chinese culture.

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