2023: Chinese nationals celebrate new year in Kano
Chinese nationals in Kano joined their counterpart across the world in celebrating Chinese lunar year which falls on 22 January.
The year tagged as year of Rabbit is a traditional calendar of Chinese people.
SOLACEBASE reports that this is the first time in three years the festival is taking place due to COVID-19 Pandemic that broke out in 2020.
In Kano Chinese Nationals, friends and associate gathered at Red- China restaurant to rejoice with each other in celebrating the day.
Mr. Lok a Chinese entrepreneur in Kano thank God for giving him the opportunity to witness the year and also extended spring festival greetings to all Chinese.
Also, China Radio Correspondent in Nigeria, Garba Abdullahi Bagwai was among the people who attended the Chinese new year party.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, felicitating with him, the Chinese Government and people, as well as the Chinese community in Nigeria on the occasion of the Chinese New Year beginning January 22.
In the letter personally signed by him on Friday, President Buhari said: “On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rabbit, beginning from January 22nd, 2023, I write on behalf of the Government and People of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to extend our warmest felicitations and best wishes to Your Excellency, the Chinese Government, Chinese people, as well as the Chinese community in Nigeria.
“I am very delighted that Nigeria’s bilateral relations and cooperation with China has remained firm and strong as you partner with the Nigerian government in our developmental strides, especially on infrastructure, agriculture, trade, power and security.
“Your Excellency, it is noteworthy that, despite the instability around the world in the year 2022, China continued to exert positive influences in global affairs and witnessed the successful 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has brought China to embark on a new journey to build a modern socialist country in all respects, under your leadership.
“As you celebrate the New Year, my belief is that the Year of the Rabbit will bring more development and prosperity to the People’s Republic of China and further extend the very cordial relations between our two countries into new achievements and progress.