Sunday, January 25, 2009

Watching the 2009 CCTV spring festival gala

The arrival of a New Year is always a moment of celebration. And the CCTV Spring Festival Gala hold on the eve of the Lunar New Year, is an essential part of the holiday for many Chinese families. Since I was 20 years old, watching the Gala has been a traditional activity in my family. This year is the same.

The Gala began at 8:00 PM, with a title called "Reunion of the Chinese People" to echo the full year of big events in 2008. There are some highlights about the wonderful gala as following:

1. The gala features an assortment of hi-technology elements. Among them a high-tech screen wrapping around the stage and world-class audio and video facilities.

2. Heroes of the Shenzhou 7 mission along with Olympic gold medalists made special guest appearances at the gala.

3. The gala also features a special presentation in memory of the victims of last year's May 12th earthquake. Delegates from quake hit areas tell the audience about the current situation. And ethnic minority people from the quake hit province of Sichuan give a performance. By the word, their special costumes is very beautiful.
4. It’s the first time that farmer singers perform with the professionals on one stage. And they are very good, exceed people’s expectation.

The gala is gorgeous and there are many wonderful performances. If you want to take a watch of the full video, click the link

5 评论:

Jamwes said...

Very cool.

Stephen said...

Happy Chinese New Year.

tikno said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai
Xi Nien Guai Le

iWalk said...


We watch CCTV's spring festical gala every year too.

Though I think it not as wonderful as I hope, but it's a traditional activity in my family too! :)

Arnaud said...

I remidn I've seen that very long Tv program while eating bunch of foods with my familly in law...