Italy/Spain-Spring Festival Celebration

Cultural activities held in Italy, Spain to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival

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Milan, Italy - Feb 10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of lion dance; visitors
2. Kids watching performance
3. Various of dragon dance; visitors
4. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Costanza, Milan resident (no full name given) (with reporter asking question):
"It's a wonderful event. Although it's raining, this place is colorful and there are many people around. It was really a nice show."
(Reporter: "You also got something?")
"Yes. I got a lantern for decoration. I will bring it home to remember this day."
5. Lanterns
6. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Arianna Maria Censi, vice-mayor of Milan:
"This is a festival and also a representation of a strong friendship between the city of Milan and the Chinese people living in Milan. I hope it will be a great year for everyone. I send my best regards and hope this year will be marked by a lot of economic and cultural cooperation."

Madrid, Spain - Feb 10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of lion dance; performers in costumes playing drums, waving fans
8. Spectators
9. Various of dragon dance; performers in costume playing instruments, dancing
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Lucia, Madrid resident (no full name given):
"It is the first time that I've come here and I really liked it. I think it is very interesting and pretty. I'm sure I will come again."
11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) David, Madrid resident (no full name given):
"I'm an Italian living in Madrid. It's the second time I've come here. To say the truth, it is very good, and for sure I will come again. I like the international spirit of this festival."
12. Various of people at fair
13. Chinese artisan making candy

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A variety of festive, cultural activities were organized in Italy and Spain on Sunday to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year, the most important holiday for Chinese people.

A lion dance and dragon dance parade took center stage Sunday afternoon in Milan, attracting a large number of spectators. The event was attended by Giuseppe Sala, the Mayor of Milan and Song Xuefeng, the Consul General of China in Milan.

"It's a wonderful event. Although it's raining, this place is colorful and there are many people around. It was really a nice show," said Costanza, a Milan resident.

"This is a festival and also a representation of a strong friendship between the city of Milan and the Chinese people living in Milan. I hope it will be a great year for everybody. I send my best regards and hope this year will be marked by a lot of economic and cultural cooperation," said Arianna Maria Censi, the vice-mayor of Milan.

Also on Sunday, a grand parade was staged in the streets of Usera, a Madrid district where most Chinese people live in. Several thousand Chinese and local residents in traditional Chinese costumes sang, danced and performed lion and dragon dances.

"It is the first time that I have come here and I really liked it. I think it is very interesting and pretty. I'm sure I will come again," said Lucia, a local resident.

"I'm an Italian living in Madrid. It's the second time I've come here. To say the truth, it is very good, and for sure I will come again. I like the international spirit of this festival," said David, another resident.

The event is part of the overseas 2019 Spring Festival celebrations. A fair, Chinese food festival and concert will also be held in Madrid, the capital city of Spain.

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  • ID : 8102905
  • Published : 2019-02-11 17:36
  • Last Modified : 2019-02-15 08:27:23
  • Location : Spain;Italy
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 2'34
  • Audio Language : Italian/Spanish/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
  • ID : 8102905
  • Published : 2019-02-11 17:55
  • Last Modified : 2019-02-15 08:27:22
  • Location : Madrid,Espagne;Milan,Italie
  • Category : arts, culture and entertainment
  • Duration : 2'34
  • Audio Language : Espagnol/Nats
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : Pas d’accès dans la partie continentale de Chine
  • Version : 2

Italy/Spain-Spring Festival Celebration

Cultural activities held in Italy, Spain to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival

Dateline : Feb 10, 2019

Location : Spain;Italy

Duration : 2'34

  • English
  • Français


Milan, Italy - Feb 10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of lion dance; visitors
2. Kids watching performance
3. Various of dragon dance; visitors
4. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Costanza, Milan resident (no full name given) (with reporter asking question):
"It's a wonderful event. Although it's raining, this place is colorful and there are many people around. It was really a nice show."
(Reporter: "You also got something?")
"Yes. I got a lantern for decoration. I will bring it home to remember this day."
5. Lanterns
6. SOUNDBITE (Italian) Arianna Maria Censi, vice-mayor of Milan:
"This is a festival and also a representation of a strong friendship between the city of Milan and the Chinese people living in Milan. I hope it will be a great year for everyone. I send my best regards and hope this year will be marked by a lot of economic and cultural cooperation."

Madrid, Spain - Feb 10, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. Various of lion dance; performers in costumes playing drums, waving fans
8. Spectators
9. Various of dragon dance; performers in costume playing instruments, dancing
10. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Lucia, Madrid resident (no full name given):
"It is the first time that I've come here and I really liked it. I think it is very interesting and pretty. I'm sure I will come again."
11. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) David, Madrid resident (no full name given):
"I'm an Italian living in Madrid. It's the second time I've come here. To say the truth, it is very good, and for sure I will come again. I like the international spirit of this festival."
12. Various of people at fair
13. Chinese artisan making candy


A variety of festive, cultural activities were organized in Italy and Spain on Sunday to celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival, or Lunar New Year, the most important holiday for Chinese people.

A lion dance and dragon dance parade took center stage Sunday afternoon in Milan, attracting a large number of spectators. The event was attended by Giuseppe Sala, the Mayor of Milan and Song Xuefeng, the Consul General of China in Milan.

"It's a wonderful event. Although it's raining, this place is colorful and there are many people around. It was really a nice show," said Costanza, a Milan resident.

"This is a festival and also a representation of a strong friendship between the city of Milan and the Chinese people living in Milan. I hope it will be a great year for everybody. I send my best regards and hope this year will be marked by a lot of economic and cultural cooperation," said Arianna Maria Censi, the vice-mayor of Milan.

Also on Sunday, a grand parade was staged in the streets of Usera, a Madrid district where most Chinese people live in. Several thousand Chinese and local residents in traditional Chinese costumes sang, danced and performed lion and dragon dances.

"It is the first time that I have come here and I really liked it. I think it is very interesting and pretty. I'm sure I will come again," said Lucia, a local resident.

"I'm an Italian living in Madrid. It's the second time I've come here. To say the truth, it is very good, and for sure I will come again. I like the international spirit of this festival," said David, another resident.

The event is part of the overseas 2019 Spring Festival celebrations. A fair, Chinese food festival and concert will also be held in Madrid, the capital city of Spain.

ID : 8102905

Published : 2019-02-11 17:36

Last Modified : 2019-02-15 08:27:23

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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