"Happy Chinese New Year" for The Whole World

BEIJING, January 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Tomorrow (23 January, 2012) is the first day of the lunar new year in China. When you see your Chinese friends, please remember to wish them a "Happy Chinese New Year". "Happy Chinese New Year" is a fun, free, interactive application for the iPad that has been available at the Apple Store online since 29 December, 2011.

This App has five components: "Happy Chinese New Year", "Chinese Shows in the World", "Greeting", "Cultures" and "Link". With multimedia texts, images, video, animation, sound files, and other media, the application introduces Overseas "Happy Chinese New Year" festivities of the Ministry of Culture, P. R. China, and offers information about Chinese performing arts troupes entertaining across the world during the first half of 2012, as well as introductions to Chinese traditions and customs for celebrating the Spring Festival. Each interface can toggle instantly between Chinese and English languages. The App also provides a Chinese New Year electronic greeting card that users can send to friends by email or via social networking sites. By sharing the application, you can also help others learn about China's wonderful traditional culture, understand the aspirations of the Chinese people to strive for harmonious living, and appreciate China's development and progress.

Overseas "Happy Chinese New Year" is an important trademark cultural activity organized by the Chinese government abroad. Programs include temple fairs, parades, song and dance entertainment, handicraft demonstrations, special exhibitions, film screenings, cultural lectures, and more. In 2011, "Happy Chinese New Year" cultural events such as the Empire State Building showcase, the San Francisco grand Spring Festival parade, the Washington Sino-American culinary night, and the Silicon Valley temple fair for the Year of the Tiger, among others , attracted the participation of Americans from all walks of life and were welcomed with great enthusiasm. When the "Happy Chinese New Year" App was released at the App Store online, the schedules of all programs of 2012 "Happy Chinese New Year" around the world as well as Chinese performing arts programs worldwide during the first half of 2012 became available, making it easier for the peoples of the world to join us. For program details, please check "Happy Chinese New Year".

We bring you the good wishes, joy and jubilation of Chinese New Year. We hope that this App will bring you delight, and that you will celebrate this great holiday, which belongs to the world, with all of us.

"Happy Chinese New Year" is developed by CAV Television Production Co., Ltd.

Source: CAV Television Production Co., Ltd.