NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, shined in red and gold at sunset on Tuesday to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year that falls on February 16 this year, reported China's Xinhua news agency.
Chinese Consul General in New York Zhang Qiyue, together with John B. Kessler, president of the Empire State Realty Trust Inc., flipped the switch to light the model of Empire State Building on Tuesday at a lighting ceremony in honour of the Spring Festival.
Delivering her speech at the ceremony, Zhang said that the Spring Festival is not only the most important holiday for the Asian and the Chinese communities, it is also a very important holiday for New York.
"As this week, all public schools are starting their lunar new year holiday, I believe that all parents and children are really very happy to have a week off to celebrate the lunar new year.
"So we hope everybody will have a very happy and prosperous year," she said.....