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2018-05-30 | Southwest China

2018 Europe Day Celebration in Chongqing

On 26th May, 2018, the European Chamber Southwest Chapter joining hands with Chongqing 303 Theater organised the “2018 Europe Day Celebration” in 303 Theater. Around 500 guests, including representatives of European Consulate Generals, local government, and local and foreign business attended the event.


The celebration started in the afternoon with the Europe Day Market which consisted of over 30 exhibitions and activities held by event sponsors including family-friend games. Guests also experienced the Hungarian folk custom and Lingju Sichuan opera. Both European and Chinese styled cuisines and drinks were provided.


The main ceremony started with the Chair of EUCCC Southwest Chapter Mr. Paul Sives’ opening speech. Representatives from the European consulates in Southwest China (Mr. Lorand Diossi, Consul-General of Hungary; Mr. Adrien Cavey, Deputy Consul-General of France; Mr. Alexander Fowles, Deputy Consul-General of Germany; Mr. Thomas Falkenhagen, Deputy Consul-General of Netherlands; Mr. Stephen Agnew, Deputy Consul-General of the United Kingdom and Ms. Agata Pieńkosz, Deputy Consul-General of Poland) also delivered short speeches on behalf of their countries. After the EU Anthem and the National Anthem of the People’s Republic of China were played, Mr. Paul Sives together with representatives of Consulate Generals and government cut the Europe Day cake.


Cifra and Fajusz Banda’s traditional Hungarian dancing and music successfully drew every guest’s attention and promoted the evening into the climax. Performances from BaShu Ivy School, Chongqing No.8 Secondary School, Yew Chung International School, and Art Troupe of XiaoBaiHe were presented in succession on the stage, and ended with New-School Sichuan Opera which was performed by Wu Xi, the winner of Chinese Drama Plum Blossom Prize. Five rounds of lucky draws with over 50 prizes were also announced between the performances.

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