Australia’s National Museum held a rich “Chinese culture day” on the 21st, attracting thousands of local people to watch and participate in it.
On that day, the Museum Hall was full of people. On the stage, traditional cultural performances such as dragon and lion dance, farewell my concubine and Taijiquan won warm applause from the audience from time to time; at the window of the hall, calligraphy, paper cutting, kite making, tea art and chess were displayed, attracting many parents and children to experience together; dragon boat rowing exhibition in Griffin Lake outside the museum also made many people stop to watch; frying by the lake Many people line up to buy dumplings, pancakes, fruits and other snack stalls in the hot fragrance of winter.
9-year-old girl Valeria, wearing purple Chinese dress, was accompanied by her mother to make handmade. “I like Chinese handicrafts. They look good in color and shape,” she said
Ben Nichols is helping his 10-year-old daughter do the crafts. He told reporters that his daughter has been exposed to Chinese culture since she was three or four years old. The father believes that understanding Chinese culture will help his daughter in the future, “which will broaden her vision and be very good for her growth.”.
According to Heidi Pritchard, the museum’s director of the event, “Chinese culture day” helps to enhance mutual understanding.
Yang Zhi, Minister and cultural counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Australia, said in his speech that “China culture day” can be successfully held under the planning and leadership of Australia, which is not only the fruit of cultural exchanges between the two sides, but also the embodiment of the long-term friendly and mutual trust relationship between the two sides.
It is understood that many performers of the day came from local Chinese communities. Xu Jianjun is a teacher at Australian standard Chinese school. She told reporters that six teachers from the school participated in the activity, displaying calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting, paper-cut and other arts.
“These are not very common in Australia. They are very rare experiences for Chinese children growing up here. They can help them remember Chinese cultural traditions.” “Foreign children are also interested,” she said. “Many of them ask teachers to write them Chinese names or portraits.”