CCTV New Year's Gala facts for kids
The CCTV New Year's Gala (Simplified Chinese: 中国中央电视台春节联欢晚会; Traditional Chinese: 中國中央電視台春節聯歡晚會; Pinyin: Zhōngguó zhōngyāng diànshìtái chūnjié liánhuān wǎnhuì) is a Chinese New Year special produced by China Central Television. It was presented by Zhao Zhongxiang.
Since 1983, the variety program has been broadcast on the eve of Chinese New Year.
The show features various acts, including
- Skits (小品) with a focus on comedy.
- Xiangsheng (相声) or Stand-up comedy
- Song and dance (歌舞)
- Acrobatics (杂技)
Across the span of years, viewers have had mixed reactions. According to the New York Times, "complaining about the show - with its blend of comedy, singing, dancing and propaganda - is as much a tradition as watching it."
Performers who are famous in China are featured:
CCTV New Year's Gala Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.