Spring Festival celebrations worldwide music, folk dance in Egypt

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Added On February 12, 2018

While in Egypt, people hosted a three-day celebration of the Chinese New Year over the weekend.
 
The Egyptian Red Sea Resort of Sharm El-Sheikh on Friday kicked off the celebration.
 
Performances featured a mix of Egyptian music and Chinese folk dances.
 
SOUNDBITE(ARABIC): SHI YUEWEN, Cultural Advisor, Chinese Embassy in Egypt
"It's the first time to hold celebrations of Chinese Spring Festival in Sharm El-Sheikh, because we believe that Sharm El-Sheikh is a safe city and it's a global tourism resort, as the whole world knows it, and it's one of the most beautiful Egyptian cities. We chose this city for our Chinese celebrations. We are interested in all Egyptian cities, even the far ones from Cairo. We hold these celebrations to strengthen relations with the Egyptian people."
 
Chinese tourists are gradually getting familiar with African countries, experiencing attractive activities including safari, diving and parachuting.
 
SOUNDBITE(ARABIC): GEN. KHALED FOUDA, Governor of South Sinai
"It's a very beautiful thing and a very good signal as the Egyptian and Chinese cultures complete each other, both civilizations are very old. So we are full of hope that Chinese tourists keep coming."