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Kenya's UN office marks Chinese New Year

By WANG XIAODONG in Nairobi, Kenya | China Daily Global | Updated: 2024-02-01 09:35

Zainab Hawa Bangura (centre right), director-general of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, and Zhou Pingjian, Chinese ambassador to Kenya (centre left), experience traditional Chinese rubbing art during a gala to mark the Lunar New Year at the United Nations compound in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Jan 31, 2024. Wu Xiaohui/CHINA DAILY

A gala was staged at the United Nations compound in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Wednesday to mark the Lunar New Year, showcasing traditional Chinese culture to participants from different countries.

Students and teachers from the Confucius Institute at the University of Nairobi put up a traditional Chinese cultural show, performing lion and dragon dances, playing traditional Chinese musical instruments and Peking Opera. Participants also had the opportunity to try out calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting and paper-cutting.

More than 200 people attended the event, including UN staff members and diplomats from countries such as China, Russia, Malaysia, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran.

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