Ningbo holds international carnival to boost B&R cultural exchanges

NINGBO, China, Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tourists to Ningbo enjoyed a Sino-France cultural feast in the recent week-long Chinese holiday as the 2018 Ningbo-Nice International Carnival was held in the port city of east China's Zhejiang province. It was fashioned after the French city of Nice's "Nice International Carnival", which is one of the world's largest and most famous carnivals with a history of more than 700 years and is included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

As an official event of 2018 EU-China Tourism Year, 2018 Ningbo-Nice International Carnival, which opened on September 28 and concluded on October 3, attracted more than 150,000 citizens and tourists to experience the original European-flavor show embedded with characteristic Ningbo features and was covered by hundreds of media from home and abroad.

By integrating Ningbo cultural elements with original French style, the Ningbo-Nice Carnival presented the unique Ningbo culture to all participants and a global audience via media reports.

The Ningbo-Nice Carnival is a success in such a beautiful city with people's enthusiasm and high efficiency here, said Rudy Salles, vice mayor of Nice.

The carnival is the latest move of Ningbo to implement the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative, and it has become an important symbol of the city's further growth as an international tourism and leisure destination.

With a grand parade, the event also held the Ningbo City Tourism Image Ambassador Contest, the China-France Food Festival and the City Light Show as supporting activities.