|New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell announced that the Sydney Opera House will be set to shine for the upcoming Chinese New Year.(People's Daily Online/Xue Meng)|
SYDNEY, Feb.8 (People’s Daily Online) - The sails of the world famous Sydney Opera House will turn red in celebration of Chinese New Year this weekend, New South Wales government announced Friday.
In a press conference held at Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia, New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell, joined by Victor Dominello, New South Wales Minister for Communities and H.E. Duan Jielong, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, announced that the Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s most recognizable buildings, will be set to shine for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
Styled in traditional Chinese outfit, Premier O’Farrell said that Sydney is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities and Sunday’s event will show the world their appreciation of the Chinese community’s contribution to Sydney. He also mentioned that the relationship between China and New South Wales is strong and they are committed to forging even closer economic and cultural ties.
In the following two weeks, a series of events such as free markets, displays and exhibitions, entertainment and cultural activities will be held in Sydney to celebrate the Year of the Snake.