Australian teenage girl Anna Lin had a special experience of the Chinese New Year customs and Guangdong’s intangible cultural heritage during a fun task-oriented activity at the Guangdong Culture Center on January 18th.
Anna (R1) and her parents (L1&2)?pose for a photo with the calligrapher who writes the Chinese character ‘fu’ for them.?(R2). [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica Liu]?
Anna and her parents visit the Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica Liu]?
Together with her parents and aunt, Anna received a pair of Spring Festival couplets and a Chinese character ‘fu’ (福) (literal meaning ‘blessing’) written by a local calligrapher. Her family visited the Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition accompanied by a guide and an interpreter.
Anna’s aunt, a local resident, told our reporter that both Anna and her parents love Chinese culture very much, they often take part in Chinese cultural activities back in Australia as well, and they will spend the Chinese New Year holiday in Jiangmen, the hometown of Anna’s mother.
A senior calligrapher writes a pair of Spring Festival couplet for a visitor. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica Liu]
Children make paper-cuts during the event. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica Liu]
Along with Anna were hundreds of local residents who had a blast by participating in the task-oriented activity to collect free Spring Festival couplets, buy special delicacies, snacks and creative cultural products manufactured by local time-honored brands, and view the exhibitions to learn more about the Chinese New Year customs and traditions as observed in Guangdong.
After successfully completing each task, they got one stamp. After collecting five stamps, they stood a chance to win some special gifts provided by the center.
Does this sound like something you’d love to join? More such activities are being held from now on till the Lantern Festival at the center. All are welcome to join for free!
An inheritor sends out gifts to a child. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica Liu]?
A visitor view cultural products at the event. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica Liu]?
Decode Intangible Cultural Heritage (movie)
Time: 2:30 pm, January 25th-30th, 2020
Add.: The cinema in the exhibition hall of the center
Cultural heritage market
Time: 10:30 am-3:00 pm, January 30th, 2020
Add: The center’s square
Time: 10:30 am-3:00 pm, February 8th, 2020
Add.: Exhibition hall of the center
The exhibitions of CNY traditions and intangible cultural heritage
Time: 9:30 am-5:30 pm, January 18th-February 8th, 2020
Add.: The first and second floor at the centre
Open for free
People view the CNY traditions exhibition. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica Liu]?
Scan the QR code to sign up for the experience activities.
Author | Monica & Zero
Editor | Keane Wong