A fresh new year, a new year afresh

History of China, Treasures from the Orient

Close to art, close to you

Have you ever heard of the Chinese legend’s loathsome beast named “Year” (nián)? While all rejoice and celebrate the festive moment of a new year, it gets out of its lair to devour children and vulnerable beings. To chase it away, only one trick works: firecrackers! Though we did not light any on Sunday 22nd January 2023 … we had some most precious friends who yelled at it and definitely scared it away!

Among them, there were:

M. Olivier COLAISSEAU, Mayor of Chanteloup-en-Brie

M. Gérard EUDE, Special Adviser of the Paris-Vallée de la Marne Conurbation President

M. Man LY LAM, Construction and Digital Project & Policy Representative for the Paris-Vallée de la Marne Conurbation

M. André YUSTE, Mayor of Lognes