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Int’l students taste customs of Chinese Spring Festival

By Fang Tian (People's Daily Online)    17:10, January 15, 2018

Overseas students at Shanghai-based Donghua University got a taste of how Chinese people celebrate Spring Festival together with folk artists last Saturday, Chinanews.com reported.

Spring Festival, also Chinese New Year, is the most important traditional Chinese festival. It is a time when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West. As the festival is approaching, a special face-to-face exchange was held to introduce Chinese culture to overseas students.

Folk artists, school teachers, and skilled cooks gathered on Saturday to share with foreign students how to cut papers, write couplets, and make dumplings.

Many foreign students in China can speak good Chinese and have started to explore the culture behind the language.

Spring Festival is the biggest and most festive festival in China and an important time for family reunion, said an overseas student in China.

We hope for more cultural exchanges with foreign students, said Cai Defu, an inheritor of paper cutting.

Many foreign students said they plan to share what they learn when they return to their home country.

Photo: Overseas students write couplets with brushes, make dumplings, and show their paper cuts/Chinanews.com

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