February 10 was the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. Chinatown in Bangkok, Thailand was bustling with activity and the auspiciousness of celebrating Chinese New Year and “China and Thailand are one family” was everywhere. The opening ceremony of Thailand’s “Happy Spring Festival” event in 2024 was grandly held here.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand attended the event and hosted the opening ceremony. Thai Prime Minister Shretha Thawisin, Tourism and Sports Minister Sudawan Wangsupkitkosol, Culture Minister Sermsak Pongpanit, Bangkok Mayor Chacha, Chinese Ambassador to Thailand Han Jiqiang, Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand Wu Jiwu and others attended the day’s opening ceremony. .
Chinese Ambassador Han Jiqiang gave a speech. He first expressed his high regards and sincere New Year wishes to Princess Sirindhorn. Celebrating the Spring Festival together is a vivid reflection of the family ties between China and Thailand, he said. After 20 years of experience, the “Happy Spring Festival” event has become an important platform and link for the people of China and Thailand to celebrate the festival together.
Bangkok Mayor Chacha, while delivering a speech, said that celebrating the Spring Festival is a beautiful cultural tradition inherited by the people of Thailand and China. The “Happy Spring Festival” display will promote cultural exchanges between Thailand and China, and also promote tourism cooperation and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.
(Courtesy-China Media Group, Beijing)