close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Chinese give `Year of the Snake` a colourful welcome

US President Barack Obama on Saturday greeted Chinese people on the eve of their Lunar New Year.



Beijing: US President Barack Obama on Saturday greeted Chinese people on the eve of their Lunar New Year.
According to a statement from the White House, Obama and First Lady Michelle sent their "warmest wishes to all those who will be celebrating the Lunar New Year this Sunday, February 10th."

Obama said that in Chinese tradition, the snake represents wisdom, and a thoughtful approach to "tackling the challenges before us."

"Our challenges may be great, but our diversity and the traditions that thrive here give us the strength to meet them," said Obama.

"To everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year, I wish you peace, prosperity and good health and fortune," he was quoted as saying by the Chinese official media.

PTI

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India