‘Lighten Up Copenhagen’ to be Held in the
Capital of Denmark
Year of 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of China-Denmark Strategic Partnership. Series of celebrations will be held in both countries, aiming to enhance mutual understanding of two peoples and thereby promoting bilateral ties to new level.
‘Lighten Up Copenhagen’ is the first major event held by Chinese Embassy in Denmark celebrating the 10th anniversary of China-Denmark Strategic Partnership, which will be held during Jan.16- Feb.12, 2018 in Copenhagen. As part of the Happy Chinese New Year celebration, ‘Lighten Up Copenhagen’ will be held during Chinese New Year and create joyful atmosphere of Chinese New Year during the dark winter time of Denmark, which offers a great opportunities for the locals to get to know the Chinese New Year Culture through colorful lanterns.
There are three major components for the ‘Lighten Up Copenhagen’: lanterns on Strøget street, The FU (Lucky) Shopping Festival (January 16- February 12) and cultural events at Copenhagen Library.
Colorful Chinese style lanterns will be hung at Strøget street during January 16- February 12, 2018, which is supported by Chinese Embassy in Denmark, People’s Government of Sichuan, Zigong Haitian Culture Co., Ltd of Sichuan Province, KBH K and Wonderful Copenhagen.
The FU (Lucky) Shopping Festival will be held during January 16- February 12, when shops alongside the pedestrian streets of Copenhagen will be decorated by Chinese Lamps and hand out Fu Red Envelops to their customers. According to Chinese tradition, turning the character FU upside down conveys the meaning that good luck will be brought to you for the whole year. This event is supported by Chinese Embassy in Denmark, KBH K and Wonderful Copenhagen.
Cultural events at Copenhagen Library will be co-hosted by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and Copenhagen Municipality. In February, 2018, Reading Beijing will be held in Copenhagen Library, when there will be a Chinese Corner in the library with books introducing Chinese culture and customs. On Feb.7, a delegation from Beijing will join the locals for their Chorus Day in Copenhagen Library.
On Jan.20, 2018, ceremonies of celebrating the 10th anniversary of China-Denmark Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and launching ‘Lighten Up Copenhagen’ will be held at concert hall of Royal Danish Academy of Music. Short videos showing the pedestrian streets of Copenhagen lightened by Chinese Lanterns and shops handing out Red Envelops will be played during the ceremony, with celebrity from all walks of life of Denmark and Chinese Ambassador to Denmark witnessing the shining moment. All guests will see the Chinese New Year Performance 2018 held by Jilin Province art troupe after the ceremonies.