With the 2019 Spring Festival around the corner, China Daily sat down with ambassadors and diplomats to talk about their understanding of Spring Festival, outlook on bilateral relations, and their New Year greetings to the Chinese people.
The Spring Festival is somewhat similar to Christmas as family gathering plays a central role in both festivals, Ambassador of Lithuania to China Ina Marciulionyte said.
Ina, who has been in China for many years,is well familiar with many traditional Chinese customs. But she is particularly fond of paper-cutting, a craft also found in Lithuania. Chinese paper-cutting has longer history than that of Lithuanian, and they are different in colors and ornaments, but similar in techniques.
"Pig is a friendly animal, so this year is supposed to be very friendly", said the ambassador. "I wish you have a lot of possible trips, not only in China, but abroad, including my own country, Lithuania."
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