Schedule for Chinese New Year celebration events in Tallinn 2018
2018-02-01 17:04

In 2018, the Chinese New Year - the Year of Dog, will fall on 16th February. The festival is one of the most important holidays for Chinese people around the world. It is also worth mentioning that the Estonia will officially celebrate its centenary in February. On this special occasion, the Chinese Embassy in Estonia, together with our partners from Beijing and Tallinn, will organize several events, not only celebrating the Chinese New Year as usual but also the Estonian centenary. Come and join our events! We wish you a prosperous Chinese New Year and unforgettable Estonian centenary!


Nuo Emotion (Dance performance by Beijing Dance Academy)

Time: 15:00-16:30, 3 February 2018

Place: Russian Cultural Center

Price: Free of charge

Nuo (傩 nuó)  means 'exorcism'. The ritual is performed to maintain harmony by driving out evil spirits and disease and ask for blessings from the gods. Nuo was originated in China's central plain area about 3,000 years ago and was gradually developed into a ritual during the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046–771 BC) in ancient China. In such ritual, performers were believed to be able to communicate with Gods once they put on masks. They could inform Gods of people's admiration and their wishes for favorable weather, good fortune and healthy family. Nuo Opera was evolved over thousands of years and spread to neighboring countries such as Japan and Vietnam. Today, Nuo opera is one of the intangible cultural heritages of China. Watch the video here to get an idea about the performance:

Tickets are free of charge and can be booked on Piletilevi website¢er=7#view=ticketsselect.


Beijing Business Forum

Time: 08:30-13:00, 5 February 2018

Place: MEKTORY of Tallinn University of Technology (TTÜ)

Price: Free of charge

The Embassy wants to help companies from our countries be more successful. Nearly 30 Chinese companies and 15 Estonian companies will take part in this event. The Forum will provide a platform for business people from Beijing and Estonia to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for win-win cooperation. Speakers with different background will present trade and investment opportunities in Beijing and Estonia.

Find the preliminary program and list of companies in the attached document. Feel free to contact the Economic and Commercial Counsellor's Office of the Embassy for more information.


U12 Ice Hockey Friendly Match

Time: 16:00-18:00, 5 February 2018

Place: Main arena, Tondiraba Ice Hall

Price: Free of charge

In 2022, Beijing and Zhang Jiakou will cohost Winter Olympic Games. As the cities are gearing up for the event, winter sports are getting increasingly popular in China. This year, two junior ice hockey teams from Beijing and Tallinn will have a friendly match in Estonia.


Chinese Film Week 2.0

Time: 8-11 February 2018

Place: Kino Artis at Solaris Center

Price: Free of charge. First come, first served. Tickets can ONLY be collected at the cinema

We organized a Chinese Film Week in 2017 and the films screened were well-received by the viewers. This year, as the Tibetan New Year also falls in February, we decide to screen a five-episode documentary series 'Tibet Time' from 8-9 February. The documentary tells stories of ordinary people in Tibet and is one of the most watched documentaries in China. In addition, we will show two award-winning Chinese feature films on 10-11th February, which were screened during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in 2017.

You can collect complimentary tickets at box office of Kino Artis no earlier than four hours before the film. Due to the limited number of seats, guests will be served on the 'first come, first served' basis. Please note online booking is not available. Visit Kino Artis website for schedules and details (website availabe as of 6 February). We look forward to meeting you at the screening room and appreciate your comments after the event.


Quiz on China by Radio 4

Time: 09:15, 12-16 February 2018

Price: Free of charge

Once again, the Embassy is working with Radio 4 to organize Quiz on China. For one week, Radio 4 will ask several questions about Chinese tradition, culture, economy and so on during their program every morning. Those who give correct answers will be awarded with Chinese survivors that are not easy to find in Estonia. Stay tune in, join the quiz and have fun!  


Happy Chinese New Year Celebration

Time: 16:00-18:00, 17 February 2018

Place: Vabaduse Square, Tallinn

Price: Free of charge

It is the 9th year that the Happy Chinese New Year Celebrations is held in Tallinn. Dancers, musicians and artists from Beijing will once again perform traditional Chinese music, dance, martial arts, acrobatics, etc. A photo exhibition will be organized at the corner of the square. An ice sculpture of Dog will be made and erected. Some of intangible cultural heritages will be demonstrated at the event. Don't miss the chance to taste some delicious Chinese food at the stalls. Like always, the firework display will light the sky after the show. We kindly remind you of keeping warm as the event is held outdoors.

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