In cooperation with the Greek Embassy in Beijing and the Embassy’s press and communication office, a traditional Greek dance group from Trikala, a city in central Greece, will perform at the Chaoyank International Spring Festival (New Year’s celebrations) in Beijing.
The Chinese celebrations will begin on January 23 and end on January 28. With this event, China celebrates 2012 as the year of the Golden Dragon, according to the Chinese calendars.
The Greek dance group will present the Greek myths and cultural traditions connected to dragons, such as the Golden Fleece of the Argonauts, the first battles between Gods and Titans, and will present the cultural differences found between the two countries in terms of the dragons’ symbolism.
The Greek dance group has represented the cultural traditions of Greece in several other events in the past.