The Foundation for Chinese Cultural Events in the Netherlands (CCEN) was established in 2001 to promote the integration of Chinese culture in the Netherlands and has since then organized the national celebration of the Chinese New Year in The Hague. In 2020, the Chinese New Year will be held for the 18th time in The Hague City Hall. The Board of the CCEN and the Advisory Committee to the Board consist of the following persons:
Board of Chinese Cultural Events Foundation Netherlands (CCEN)
The Advisory Committee to the Board of the CCEN consist of the following persons:
The festival is celebrated in and around the city hall of The Hague with a dragon and lion parade on the Spui and performances by artists from China and the Netherlands on the big stage in the Atrium of the city hall. The New Year celebration is attended by a few hundred guests from the national and international administrative and political world and the business community in The Hague, as well as many thousands of visitors from all over the country. The festival is freely accessible to the public. See the program for more information.
For the organization of the National Chinese New Year, the CCEN Foundation works closely with local and national Chinese associations in the Netherlands, the Municipality of The Hague and the Netherlands-China Association (VNC). The VNC is the largest organization of its kind in the Netherlands with nearly 900 members and subscribers to the magazine “China Nu”. The VNC is active with, among other things, organizing meetings and congresses in the Netherlands and China, in collaboration with Dutch and Chinese governments, municipalities and provinces and the business community (www.vnc-china.nl).
The festival is partly funded by the municipality of The Hague, but the majority of the costs are borne by the Chinese associations in the Netherlands and by Chinese and Dutch companies and institutions.