Spring Festival Gala
Originated in 1979 (163 2014) and officially launched in 1983, Chun Wan or the Spring Festival Gala is one of the most important and watched TV programs in China (People 2013). The Gala is annually hold on the eve of Chinese New Year, including songs, dances and comedy acts etc. It will focus on significant events in the year and highlights governmental policies and achievements. It will also honor outstanding people from all walks of life. But most importantly, it aims to strengthen the unity of families and the whole country, and to celebrate the coming new year.
Image of Gala 2:
163. “邓在军谈春晚：首次始于1979年 被吐槽只因观众审美高”. 163. April 13, 2014. http://news.163.com/14/0413/18/9PNTHF8U00014AEE.html
People. “而立之年看春晚 1983—2013越办越难越难越办”. People. February 7, 2013. http://media.people.com.cn/n/2013/0207/c40606-20457847.html