- Title: INDIA: Indian-Chinese community in Kolkata celebrates Chinese New Year
- Date: 3rd February 2011
- Summary: KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL, INDIA (FEBRUARY 2, 2011) (ANI-NO ACCESS BBC) (NIGHT SHOTS) CHINESE COMMUNITY IN KOLKATA CELEBRATING NEW YEAR DECORATED CHINESE HOUSE YOUNG CHINESE BOY PLAYING DRUMS DRUMS PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOS CHINESE DRAGON PEOPLE DRESSED IN DRAGON COSTUMES CHINESE ENJOYING THE CELEBRATION YOUNG CHINESE GIRLS ENJOYING CELEBRATION CHINESE MEN SETTING OFF CRACKERS DANCERS PERFORMING DRAGON DANCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MEMBER OF CHINESE COMMUNITY, DAVID CHUNG, SAYING: "It's great because though most of the Chinese people reside here in Tangra, people from all over India come here at this time to celebrate the New Year. People who have shifted abroad to Canada, U.S., Australia, also come down to celebrate the New Year. It's a good time to celebrate and socialise with people." FIRE-CRACKERS BEING LIT VARIOUS OF DANCERS PERFORMING PEOPLE TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS PEOPLE CELEBRATING FIRE CRACKERS DANCERS PERFORMING
- Embargoed: 18th February 2011 02:56
- Location: India, India
- Country: India
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA2Y4MTSA71QD2KEIZZDO5W0F0P
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- Story Text: The Chinese community in Kolkata, capital city of India's eastern state of West Bengal, on Wednesday (February 2) marked the beginning of Chinese New Year with a grand celebration.
The Chinese community welcomed the Year of the Rabbit with dragon dances, music and various cultural performances.
"It's great because though most of the Chinese people reside here in Tangra, people from all over India come here at this time to celebrate the New Year. People who have shifted abroad to Canada, U.S., Australia, also come down to celebrate the New Year. It's a good time to celebrate and socialise with people," said David Chung.
For the Chinese residing in Kolkata, the Chinese New Year is a day for them to remember their traditions and bond with their families.
Kolkata's Chinese community has shrunk from about 50,000 to just 4,000 in the past two decades, but is still the largest in India.
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