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Intl students embrace Chinese Culture at Dragon Boat Festival celebrations

gojilin.gov.cn | Updated: June 22, 2023
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A total of 19 international students and teachers from nine countries, including the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, and Thailand, gather at Jilin International Studies University in Changchun, capital city of Northeast China's Jilin province, on June 21 to participate in Dragon Boat Festival celebration events. They had a firsthand experience of the cultural customs of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]

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The event aims to promote cultural exchange and understanding between different countries. Participants had the opportunity to learn about the significance of the Dragon Boat Festival in Chinese culture. They participated in traditional activities such as making and tasting zongzi, sticky rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]

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Foreign teachers and students learn how to make colorful ropes and fragrance sachets, June 21. The event's vibrant atmosphere and warm hospitality captivated the international students and teachers. They expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese culture and traditions. It was a celebration of the festival and a chance for them to connect with the local community and build lasting friendships. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]

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International students are engaged in traditional Dragon Boat Festival events on June 21. [Photo provided to gojilin.gov.cn]