Confucius Institute in Krakow, Poland Attends 2017 “Dragon Parade” in Krakow

[Source]    Confucius Institute in Krakow [Time]    2017-06-13 08:57:07 

On June 4th, 2017, local time, the Confucius Institute in Krakow attended the 17th “Dragon Parade” in Krakow.

The Confucius Institute in Krakow, with Chinese dragon, making its debut on 2017 “Dragon Parade” in Krakow

At noon, the grant “Dragon Parade” was held on the famous local UNESCO Cultural Heritage—the Main Square of the Old Town of Krakow. The Confucius Institute in Krakow made its debut at the festival with an elegant and amiable Chinese dragon, winning bursts of cheers from the audience on the ancient Medieval Street in Krakow and the shouting of “Smok Chiński! (Chinese dragon)” from the local residents could be heard all the time.

People closely encountering with the Chinese dragon

Chinese dragon at Krakow Main Square

The annual Krakow “Dragon Parade” has become one of the most well-liked, exuberant and playful festivals for the locals. Every year on this day, primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, theatres and other cultural institutions in Krakow bring their elaborate dragons in different shapes to the parade. Children are dressed up, and tens of thousands of local residents and visitors from all over the world are attracted to this grand event.

Chinese dragon of Confucius Institute in Krakow

Chinese female teachers in traditional cheongsam becoming star-performers in the parading procession

The “Dragon Parade” has been a reserved cultural activity of the Confucius Institute in Krakow. This year, the institute cooperated again with Primary School no. 114, the local Chinese teaching site and it is the sixth time for the institute to participate in this great event. In traditional cheongsam and holding up oil-paper umbrellas, Chinese female teachers parading with the dragons were star-performers in the parading procession. The fluttering flag of the institute has aroused great interest in this cultural organization whose aim is to promote Chinese language and Chinese culture.

Story by: Li Xiangdong, Han Xinzhong