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18 Февраля 2021

Oriental New Year

On February 11, 2021, group PF-7 of the Pre-University Training Faculty joined a lesson on Chinese New Year. 

A number of students from Vietnam and China gave a presentation to students from Africa on their traditions of celebrating New Year. 

For Chinese culture this holiday, also known as Spring Festival, is considered to be the main. It turns out that in China the New Year celebrations last as long as 40 days, while in Vietnam — 14. 

There are a number of traditions that people follow. They should be dressed in everything new, and the most common gifts are money and clothes. Also, the house should be perfectly cleaned. The family gathers and cooks dinner together. The day after New  Year, it is a tradition to visit grandparents.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was not possible to celebrate New Year in a usual way, but fireworks could be seen from everywhere. 

After the students from China and Vietnam had told about the traditions of Chinese New Year, the group participated in an interactive quiz.