Ambassador Hou Yue Attends “Happy Spring Festival” Temple Fair Food Day in Oslo

2023-02-08 03:40

On February 5th, “Happy Spring Festival”  Temple Fair Food Day for Chinese Lunar New Year was held in Oslo. Overseas Chinese and Norwegians gathered together to celebrate the Lantern Festival.  H.E. Ms. Hou Yue, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Norway, attended the event and delivered a speech.

Ambassador Hou said that the Chinese culture is diverse, inclusive and has always called for mutual respect, mutual learning and peaceful coexistence for all cultures, regardless of language, race and ethnicity. Culture is the universal language of mankind. It is our sincere hope that China and Norway will expand exchanges and cooperation in both culture and other fields and deepen our friendship, so as to benefit the two peoples with more fruitful cooperation results.

Chinese lion dance, tea ceremony, vegetable and fruit carving kicked off the Food Day activities. Chinese cuisine such as spicy beef jerky, steamed buns, Chinese hamburgers, spring rolls, etc., attracted  a lot of visitors;lantern riddles game, paper cutting, New Year pictures showed colorful aspects of Spring Festival tradition.Local people and overseas Chinese experienced the strong festive atmosphere.

The event was live streamed, which further enhanced culture exchanges and understanding, and demonstrated the enduring charm of Chinese culture.