CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Sydney ready for Year of Dragon

01-12-2012 10:12 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

The Year of dragon is also being celebrated outside China. Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, launched the 2012 festival with charity partner Taronga Zoo on Tuesday morning. And for the Year of Dragon, the zoo’s very own giant Komodo Dragon was the star of the show.

Sydney has announced plans to hold the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia this year. Lord Mayor Clover Moore says the Year of the Dragon was also a great opportunity to raise awareness for the plight of the endangered Komodo Dragon.

Sydney has announced plans to hold the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations
outside of Asia this year.

The City of Sydney Council says Sydney will say farewell to the year of the rabbit and welcome the Chinese year of the dragon with a three-week festival that kicks off on January 20th.

The highlight of the festival is the famous Twilight Parade on January 29th, a dazzling parade of color and light featuring almost 3000 performers. To mark the Year of the Dragon, parades will feature Komodo Dragons as well as giant pandas.

Ms Moore said a delegation of 160 performers, chefs and business leaders from the Chinese city of Chengdu would make this year’s Chinese New Year Festival Sydney’s biggest and brightest yet.

Sydney has announced plans to hold the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations
outside of Asia this year.

Sydney has announced plans to hold the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations
outside of Asia this year.

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CNTV.CN

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program