President Li Xiaolin attends "Splendid Sichuan, Home of Panda - 2017 Hong Kong Spring Festival Folk Cultural Gala"
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland, the "Splendid Sichuan, Home of Panda - 2017 Hong Kong Spring Festival Folk Cultural Gala" hosted by China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development (CFFPD), Chinese Culture Friendship Association, Sichuan Provincial People's Friendship Association and H.K. United Arts Entertainment Co., LTD, was held in H.K. Kowloon Park on February 4, 2017.
Mme. Li Xiaolin, President of CPAFFC and Honorary President of CFFPD, Mr. Ye Zhuang, Vice Governor of Sichuan Province, Ms Florence HUI，Under Secretary for Home Affairs, H.K. SAR, Ms Michelle LI Mei-sheung, Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, H.K. SAR, Ms. Jia Ling, Secretary General of CFFPD and other 500 audiences attended the opening ceremony.
President Li Xiaolin said in his opening remarks that Spring Festival is the most important traditional festival of the Chinese people and also the common cultural gene. This Spring Festival Folk Cultural Gala brings not only the festival greetings of the mainland people, but also the original folk culture of Sichuan characteristics, which can let H.K. compatriots enjoy the charm of Chinese culture at home.
Ms Florence HUI expressed her thanks to CPAFFC and CFFPD for hosting this Spring Festival Folk Cultural Gala in H.K.. She said that the event provides a good chance for the H.K. people to feel the happiness of Spring Festival and to learn more about the splendid Sichuan culture.
The opening ceremony attracted the People's Daily, Xinhua News Agency, CCTV, China Radio International, China News Service, China Daily, Takungpao, Wenweipo, Phoenix TV, Sichuan Daily, Sichuan TV and Sichuan News Network to give full reports.
As the first big comprehensive and cultural activity in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland of Leisure and Cultural Services Department, H.K. SAR and the key activity of 2017Happy Spring Festival of Ministry of Culture, the event takes Splendid Sichuan -Home of Panda as its theme and shows the intangible cultural heritages, local flavors, tourism pictures, local products and folk dances of Sichuan.