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Chinese Embassy in Canada Participates in Winter Celebration Activities of Rideau Hall
2018/01/30

On January 27th, Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, held annual winter celebration activities at Rideau Hall. Chinese Embassy in Canada participated in the celebration upon invitation and presented wonderful Chinese culture exhibition. Minister-Counselor Han Tao attended the activities.

The snow-blanketed Ottawa in winter is a world of ice. The river of visitors hustling and bustling flowed past the garden of Rideau Hall. Stuff at Chinese Embassy in Canada hung the lanterns and Chinese knots in the splendid and elegant main hall and elaborately decorated the cultural exhibition which is full of vibrant atmosphere of Chinese Spring Festival. The Chinese-Canadian folk artists were invited to perform paper cutting and lion dance. The folding colorful papers vividly and miraculously presented the images of Chinese culture and China-Canada friendship for a short while through the subtle design and ingenious cutting of artists. Masses of Canadian people, especially teenagers, were drawn to the performance. They also picked the scissors to learn the paper-cutting art with interest. On the other side of the main hall, a golden and a red lion dodged, swooped, moved and sprang amid the sonorous beating of gongs and drums. They posed mighty and bold gestures sometimes and played for fun then, attracting numerous visitors. The Embassy also played the introduction film of Beijing 2020 Winter Olympics on the big screen circularly. Beautiful pictures, flowing melody and rich cultural connotation caught visitors' eyes. The books, painting albums and posters on the exhibition stands, which introduce the Chinese culture, the Belt and Road, and Beijing 2020 Winter Olympics, were popular and visitors had asked for them to take home.

The Governor General Julie Payette cheerfully visited the Chinese exhibition accompanied by Minister-Counselor Han Tao, and appreciated the Chinese culture exhibition. She thanked for Chinese Embassy in Canada to participate in the winter celebration activities of Rideau Hall. Speaking highly of the brilliant performance of folk artists, she believed that it contributes to increasing mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese and Canadian people.

Winter celebration is a traditional activity of Rideau Hall, which is held and opens to the public at the beginning of every year. The public could experience various distinct cultural and winter sports activities there.

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