Kinesisk nyttårsfeiring ved IF 15. februar
According to Chinese lunar calendar, 2018 is the Year of Dog and the New Year falls on Feb 16th， which was the first day of the Spring Festival, and the New Year’s Eve (Feb 15th) is considered to be the most treasurable time for family reunion. To enable Chinese learners to have a taste of authentic Chinese culture, Dr. Long Li prepared over 70 Chinese dumplings plus Niangao Kake (symbolically meaning «to get higher in the forthcoming year») at home and brought them to the classes on New Year’s Eve. Students also learned to do paper cutting with Dr Long in morning and afternoon classes. When Dr Long finished the evening online course at 19.00, she missed out on the grand celebrations and instant interactions from her family members and friends in China. In spite of that, she said that this was such a busy yet enjoyable and rewarding Chinese New Year’s Eve that she will never forget in life.
In other classes, students also learned a lot about the increasingly globalized Chinese traditional celebrations and everyone got a Hongbao (Red Packet) from teachers. At Jingjing’s Friday class, the class watched the TV Spring Festival Gala (a must for the New Year Eve) while enjoyed Chinese traditional foods Jingjing prepared at home. (p3: The students mimed China’s Youth Culture-Thumbs-up, which has taken Weibo (China’s Twitter) by storm). In another development, some Italian colleagues and Yangyang’s study fellows also attended another Chinese New Year celebration cum Yang Yang’s farewell party on 15th at the third floor meeting room (p4 and p5
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