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Happy Chinese New Year Tour Helped Ringing in the Lunar New Year with Seven Events in the United States to Showcase Chinese Craftsmanship and Art Forms

The Zhejiang delegation of Happy Chinese New Year Tour, led by China’s Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Center, caused excitement wherever they went. The delegation co-hosted or was presented at seven Lunar New Year celebration events in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. At each of these events, the artisans and draftsmen from the delegation were surrounded by audiences, ranged from school ages kids, city officials, to ambassadors, who are captivated by the unique craftsmanship and art forms and wanted to know more about the art form and about China’s modern lifestyle.

China, 11th Feb 2024 – The Zhejiang delegation of Happy Chinese New Year Tour, led by China’s Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Center, caused excitement wherever they went. The delegation co-hosted or was presented at seven Lunar New Year celebration events in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. At each of these events, the artisans and draftsmen from the delegation were surrounded by audiences, ranged from school ages kids, city officials, to ambassadors, who are captivated by the unique craftsmanship and art forms and wanted to know more about the art form and about China’s modern lifestyle.

"Happy Chinese New Year Tour" Helped Ringing in the Lunar New Year with Seven Events in the United States to Showcase Chinese Craftsmanship and Art Forms

The Zhejiang delegation kicked off their United States tour by holding a Woodblock Printing Workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City on February 3rd, followed by a cultural showcase at the Lunar New Year Celebration and Cultural Exchange Festival hosted by New Jersey Symphony. The master artisans from the delegation performed art forms that include Southern Song Dynasty celadon, Chinese New Year woodblock printing, Song Dynasty tea-whisking, Wenzhou rice dough sculpture, Taishun puppet show, Taizhou embroidery, and Quzhou sugar painting. 

The delegation’s presence at the Lunar New Year Family Festival at China Institute in America, located in Financial District in New York City, attracted over 700 participants. The host had to implement crowd control method to make sure all participants could have at least one opportunity to interact with the master artisans. 

The master artisans and their art forms were also presented by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, at the Consulate General’s Chinese New Year Reception on February 5th. The delegation was also invited to participate in the Chinese New Year Celebration with the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nation on February 6th.

The Zhejiang delegation of Happy Chinese New Year Tour includes a group of master artisans from China’s Zhejiang Province.  Zhejiang Province is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization with a rich cultural heritage, boasts picturesque natural landscapes, and is one of the most economically developed provinces in China. Zhejiang’s traditional crafts have a long history, and their unique charm and exquisite craftsmanship illustrate Chinese people’s aspirations and pursuit for beauties in life. The Zhejiang delegation has curated a series of programs and activities to showcase the unique Jiangnan (South of the Yangtz River) heritage of Chinese culture. 

The Zhejiang delegation wrapped up their cultural tour with two more events with two of the most influential cultural institutions in the United States: the Lincoln Center for the Preforming Arts, which held a Family Festival on February 10th to celebration Lunar New Year, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who invited the delegation to present at their Lunar New Year Family Festival at on February 11th.

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