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BEIJING, Dec. 29, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- To bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, CGTN launches a 24-hour non-stop "Read a Poem" live broadcast event in seven cities around the world on Sunday the world to welcome the New Year with friends and family from all over the planet.
This 24-hour event will begin at 08:00 GMT (16:00 Beijing time) with guests in Sydney, Xi'an, Changsha, Almaty, Cairo, Paris and Mexico City. Residents of these seven cities will be invited to come live and talk about their New Year's resolutions, recite poems, or send good wishes to others before our streaming camera.
Meeting overseas Chinese and Sydney locals will allow us to toast the New Year while exploring the differences and similarities between Chinese and Australian cultures. In addition to waiting for the first sunrise of 2024, we will enjoy the famous New Year's Eve fireworks.
In Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, we will take you to visit "The Longest Day in Chang'an" theme park to see some of the most exquisite ancient dances and music of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). ). Locals and hanfu fans will also be invited to a celebration at the South City Gate.
In Changsha, capital of Hunan Province, we'll stop at historic Taiping Street to sample authentic Hunan cuisine and check out the Changsha Tongguan Kiln Museum to appreciate its delicate porcelain. We will also discover more about the cultural, trade and economic contacts of China and Africa in the permanent exhibition hall China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo. Meanwhile, viewers will be able to connect online with friends from China and Africa while appreciating the lyrical beauty of poetry.
We will invite overseas Chinese and local friends from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Abai Square, named after the country's oldest poet Abai Kunanbayev, to discover the beauty of traditional Chinese and Kazakh crafts. as well as the charm of regional music and dance.
Upon arrival in Cairo, we will take a boat ride on the Nile River and celebrate on the banks of the river with local drummers and musicians. To welcome the New Year, we will sing songs by artists and poets.
Our next stop will be the Paris Chinese Cultural Center, where we'll meet local hanfu aficionados, Chinese expats, and art world heavyweights. Together we will welcome the New Year while taking in a wonderful view of Paris.
Finally, we will visit Mexico City's famous Angel of Independence statue to join Mexican residents and Internet users in their traditional New Year's Eve celebration.
Join us for a captivating poetic feast where people from diverse backgrounds come together to express their deep emotions about life. This event will serve as a platform for the participants to engage in meaningful conversations and discuss the enchanting prospects and aspirations of the approaching New Year.
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