FISH & DRAGON FESTIVAL CELEBRATING BARBADOS CHINA FRIENDSHIP GETS BIG BOOST VIA C.B.B.
The Barbados China Friendship Association (BCFA), the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Central Bank of Barbados are collaborating to host the inaugural ‘Fish and Dragon Festival‘ from February 19 – 21, 2015.
The three day event, is programmed to celebrate the Lunar New Year celebrated as the Spring Festival in China and will feature varying art forms and cultural practices from both Barbados and China including health and wellness, culinary, visual and performing arts. All festival events are free of charge.
The main event which takes the form of an all-day celebration on Saturday February 21 invites the Barbadian public to interact, hear, see, touch and taste Chinese and Barbadian cultural expressions culminating in a concert featuring the Tianjing Cathay Future Children’s Group and some of Barbados’ best local performing arts talents among which are the Mighty Gabby.
Speaking on the importance of the festival and the need for institutional strengthening as part of the Barbados China partnership, Ms. Sealy notes, “the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and the Central Bank of Barbados have thrown their full support behind these efforts to help the BCFA grow into an organisation that can assume the level of responsibility and output which would be expected especially in view of Barbados’ increasing engagement with China. The festival is the first of several projects which will position the BCFA as a community oriented organisation which invites participation and collaboration with strategic partners both in Barbados and China.”