Saturday, February 17, 2007

A Celebration of Spring

A myriad of lights will set Beijing aglow in celebration of the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year. The Beijing Municipal Administration Commission says the lights are to illuminate the city at night to add more joy to the festival, in addition to serving as preparations for the vibrant night life planned for next year's Olympics.
According to the commission, the lighting scheme will be centered on Tian'anmen Square and extend to all of Chang'an Avenue and other major streets. More than 150 buildings on the avenue and 30 overpasses will glow over the eight nights.

2 comments:

Richard said...

By the way, Arthur, "Goong See Fah Tsai" (Hope you make lots of money) and "Sin Nyen Quay Lh" (Happy New Year) are greetings given at Chinese New Year in Mandarin, the official spoken language of China. ("Gung Hay Fat Choy" is Hong Kong dialect, I'm told.)

Richard said...

Although this is the week of the Lunar New Year celebration, Arthur (greeting The Year of the Pig), there will be no quiz on the above.