Chinese New Year 2017 (Year of the Rooster) arrives Jan. 28. For the extensive overseas Chinese community of Minnesota, 2017 is destined to be something out of the ordinary, a year that will touch people’s hearts!
Mall of America will work hand-in-hand with the local Chinese community to organize and present a magnificent and all-encompassing Chinese New Year celebration at the Mall on January 28. This event will mark the largest and grandest Chinese New Year Celebration ceremony ever to take place in the state of Minnesota. Everyone “from the eight points of the compass” is invited to share in the pleasures of the Chinese New Year!
The Mall had already announced it plans to incorporate this first-ever celebration of the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year event into its ongoing annual programs. The purpose of launching this event is to promote U.S.-China cultural exchanges, encourage travels, expand trade relations, and promote friendship between peoples, making this event into a broader platform for U.S.-China cultural exchanges and business cooperation.
The one-day event will be composed of four major elements: a rich and varied cultural presentation, brilliant artistic performances, gorgeous Chinese New Year decorations and a dazzling array of gourmet foods. Word has it that members of the Chinese New Year Decoration Team are already actively at work on preparations and that a shipment of carefully selected Chinese New Year articles purchased by members of the local Minnesota Chinese community has already left China and expected to arrive in Minnesota any day now. Celebration attendees will see a Mall of America dressed in new clothes and definitely ready and waiting to welcome the Year of the Rooster with a brand-new look.
Sponsors and participating organizations of the event include the Chinese Ministry of Culture, the Beijing Bamboo Orchestra (which will perform at the event) and many other local Chinese organizations.