"Cultural Heritage" video series: the Chinese New Year [fr]
Cultural heritage is one of the backbones of French culture and identity. In this series, we meet with cultures who share this view.
As French people, cultural traditions and history preservation define us to a great extent. This is very much the same for the Chinese people, Vancouver’s largest community. One of their most meaningful events is the New Year’s celebration parade.
2017 happens to be the Rooster year; France’s most widely shared representation of its people and symbol of the Republic.
The Consulate of France met with the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver’s President, Mr. Hilbert Yiu, and the Vice-President, Mr. Jun Ing, to exchange on the social and cultural importance of this event and how it reflects the Chinese community identity.
The Consulate of France in Vancouver would like to thank Mr Yiu and Ing from the Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver as well as the dancers from the Hoy Ping group.
Details for the Parade:
For more portraits on different themes making our culture such as gastronomy, language, etc), see the dedicated section.
Watch Mr. Yiu reply in Mandarin: