Chinese New Year Festivities Begin in Belgium (Photos)

LIEGE, Belgium (Xinhua) — A multicultural festival was held in the eastern Belgian city of Liege during the weekend to greet the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival, a celebration also known as the Chinese Lunar New Year.

The upcoming Chinese Year of the Rat will start on Jan. 25, 2020. The event is celebrated all over the world by the Chinese community.

Performers dance before a Chinese Spring Festival parade in downtown Liege, Belgium. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)
A lion dance performer interacts with the audience during a Chinese Spring Festival parade in downtown Liege, Belgium. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)
People perform Qigong before a Chinese Spring Festival parade in downtown Liege, Belgium. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)
A man watches performances before a Chinese Spring Festival parade in downtown Liege, Belgium. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng)
A lion dance performer interacts with the audience during a Chinese Spring Festival parade in downtown Liege, Belgium. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)
An artist from China’s Wuhan City performs Peking opera during a Chinese Spring Festival gala at the Liege Convention Center in Liege, Belgium. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)