Foreigners Experience Chinese Lunar New Year Traditions in Wangcheng

International friends send New Year’s greetings to the public.

 

International friends experience shadow play.

 

International friends learn to perform classic excerpts from Flower-drum opera “Liu Hai Cuts Firewood”.

 

International friends learn to write Spring Festival couplets.

 

A series of Spring Festival celebrations organized for foreigners was held in Xinkang Township (known as the hometown of flower-and-drum opera), Wangcheng District, Changsha City. More than ten foreigners experienced Chinese Spring Festival traditions here. They learnt to write Spring Festival couplets, prayed for blessings at Hongshan Temple, and watched shadow play master Zhu Guoqiang’s “Turtle and Crane” at Xinkang Theater. Zhu is an inheritor of the provincial intangible cultural heritage.

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Translator: Xiao Juan

Chinese source: hn.people.com.cn; icswb.com

Photo source: sohu.com

 

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