¡°Bamboo Leaves Fragrance, Dream of China¡±-- Dragon Boat Festival Activity for International Students Successfully Held
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Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most
important traditional festivals in China. On the afternoon of June 6th,
¡°Bamboo leaves fragrance, dream of China¡± activity was successfully held in the
International Canteen (West), Zijingang Campus, Zhejiang University. The event
was organized by the Foreign Expert & Student Service Center, International
College, Zhejiang University. This activity attracted many international
students to explore the charm of traditional Chinese culture.
the soothing music, the activity began. The activity was divided into two
parts: good-looking sachet and delicious Zongzi (also called rice dumpling). The
host first briefly introduced the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival, and Qu
Yuan (a great ancient poet), sachet, Zongzi, dragon boat and other relevant
historical and cultural knowledge and customs. Then through watching a short
video, students had a more intuitive understanding of the Dragon Boat Festival.
Students started to make sachet under the guidance of our instructors.
Though at first it was quite difficult to thread the needle, many boys did not
give up, they slowly mastered the methods and techniques. One needle, one
thread, the embroidered side of the sachet was made. Then they placed the
Chinese herbal medicine in the sachet, tightened the mouth and stitched edges.
Everyone was having fun. Finally, the teachers of Foreign Expert & Student Service
Center selected the three most beautiful sachets and presented the souvenirs to
trying to make a sachet, students were eager to try Zongzi. When the host
announced the start, they carefully followed the staffs to learn how to wrap
the Zongzi. Soon, rectangular, triangular, and horn-shaped Zongzi were
presented in creative ways. Different from making a sachet, this time, the
¡°Ingenuity Award¡± was selected, and the three most different and most creative Zongzi
were on the list.
After on-the-spot teaching and hands-on experience, ¡°Bamboo leaves
fragrance, dream of China¡± activity came to the end. This activity has enabled
the international students to learn about the origin of the Dragon Boat
Festival, feel the folk customs and have a deeper understanding of Chinese
traditional culture. In the Q&A session, students showed a strong interest
in Chinese traditional culture. At the end of the event, each participant
received a souvenir prepared by the Foreign Expert & Student Service Center
and took a group photo.