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On May 12, the Canadian Tulip Festival, one of the largest cultural festivals in spring in North America, launched in Ottawa. Zhao Haisheng, Minister-Counselor for Cultural Affairs of the Chinese Embassy in Canada and other officials attended the opening ceremony.


This year marks not only the 65th anniversary of the Tulip Festival, but also Canada's 150th anniversary of its founding, which makes the festival happier and more lively. Chinese Embassy, together with China National Tourist Office in Toronto and Chinese Community Association of Ottawa, set up the Chinese cultural booth with distinctive features at the main venue of the festival, becoming an attraction at the festival. Books, posters, paintings, calligraphy, and art wares about Chinese culture enjoyed huge popularity among the visitors, and were out of stock on the opening day. In addition, during the festival, over 20 local Chinese cultural communities will hold stage shows of traditional Chinese culture, including Chinese music, dance, martial arts and tea ceremony.

The Canadian Tulip Festival has a long-standing history with extensive influence, attracting an average of nearly 600,000 tourists from Canada and the world each year.

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