On March 2nd,students at ECNUAS celebrate the Lantern Festival together. Students, joined by teachers,made lanterns as well as sweet dumplings, play riddles and appreciate ancient poems, experiencing traditional culture and celebrating this Chinese festival.
Grade 1: making dumplings
First graders hand-made their lanterns of different shapes and sizes, which showed their ingenuity, diligence and passion for traditional culture. Student also talked to each other about the origin and custom of Lantern Festival.
Grade 2: playing riddles
The second graders wrote down the riddles on lanterns andtried to get the right answer out of them, their eyes glistening with curiosity and interest. Applauses and bursts of laughter could be heard everywhere.
Grade 3: making dumplings
“When I was 9, I saw the round and white sweet dumplings boiling in the water in their on pot, waving up and down……”After reading this article on sweet dumplings, grade three students understood the meaning of “auspice and reunion” embodied by sweet dumplings. They even tried to make the sweet dumplings themselves.Besides,grade three students displayed poems they know about Lantern Festival on the lanterns.
This Lantern Festival celebration not only enables students to experience Chinese traditional culture, but also inspires our passion for life, cooperation with each other and cultural inheritance among every one of us.