Chengdu-style Spring Festival in Madrid

Authors: Go Chengdu


Speaking of Chengdu, what do you think of? Cute pandas, delicious food, classic shadow play, amazing face-changing, the teahouses...well, now you can find all these in Madrid!
With the opening of 2017 "Happy Spring Festival"&" Chengdu Week in Spain" in Madrid, Spanish can enjoy a festival featured with typical Chengdu elements.
On the morning of Jan. 13 (local time), the opening ceremony attracted numerous distinguished guests and reporters, including Mr. Lv Fan, the Chinese Ambassador to Spain and Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid.
The display to show the charm of Chengdu Intangible Cultural Heritage such as paper-cutting and shadow play drew wide attention and the wonderful performance made a sensation among the audience and pushed the ceremony to a climax.
As the honored guest at the opening ceremony, Mayor of Madrid Manuela Carmena delivered a speech and expressed her hope to deepen mutual exchanges and cooperation between Chengdu and Madrid in more fields, "The amazing show today made me want to buy a ticket to fly to Chengdu!"
On the afternoon of the same day, exhibition hall of Chengdu culture and tourism officially opened to the public in the famous Plaza Mayor in Madrid and soon received a lot of visitors.
The panda-themed sculptures outside the exhibition hall are so popular with the tourists around the world.
Guillermo Ospina, from Colombia and now living in New York City, traveled to Madrid and was attracted to the exhibition hall. Fascinated by the paper-cutting as well as the charm of Chengdu, he said excitedly: "I have traveled a lot of places but I have never been to China. I hope to visit China this year and without doubt, Chengdu will be my first stop!"

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