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2020 "Silk Road"  Scotland Spring Festival Gala

2020 "Silk Road" Scotland Spring Festival Gala


2020 "Silk Road" Scotland Spring Festival Gala


Chinese New Year

Dates and times

Tuesday 4 February 2020
7:00PM - 10:30PM

Spring Festival Gala is the most premiere event of Chinese culture. As the Chinese New Year's Eve is a time where the family gathers, the typical situation involves a large 3-generation family gathered in front of their TV set while making dumplings for the first New Year's meal. The Gala adds a mood of celebration in the house as people laugh, discuss and enjoy the performance. It has become an ingrained tradition on Mainland China to watch the New Year's Gala on New Year's Eve.

The Scotland Spring Festival Gala is a Chinese New Year special produced by Glasgow Chinese Students and Scholars Association (GCSSA). This year, the theme of the gala is “Silk Road”, which represents the initial connection between China and the western countries. 

The special is a variety show, often featuring musical, dance, comedy, and drama performances. Comedy acts such as cross talk and skits are often featured, with the latter usually invoking real-life issues such as unity, respect for the elderly, or education. Musical acts are also featured during the Gala, featuring various genres of Chinese music ranging from traditional folk songs to modern C-pop acts. A medley of songs representing China's major minority ethnic groups is also traditionally featured. Dance acts are also incorporated into the program. Performances of acrobatics and stage magic are also usually featured during the Gala. Traditionally, the Gala has closed with a performance of the song (Can't Forget Tonight).

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Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3NY

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