Inviting You to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Us

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia [Time]    2020-02-27 13:52:08 
 

At 6:30 p.m., January 30th, local time the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia organized the fifth part of “Inviting You to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Us”. The Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia invited the speaker, Mr. Vicente Javier Valls Mardinez, to deliver a theme lecture. The speaker introduced the folk culture of lion dance and dragon dance. The lecture was amazing and interesting. As a result, people can learn more about the Chinese New Year and Chinese traditional culture.

Before the lecture began, the Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia, Ms. Gao Hongbo, had already led the teachers to decorate the hall carefully. The exquisite New Year calendar of the rat, the hand-made firecrackers, Chinese lanterns and other handmade crafts in red suddenly made the lecture hall full of the New Year's atmosphere. At the beginning of the lecture, the director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia, Mr An Wenlong, delivered a speech to welcome the guests and introduce the speaker.


An Wenlong delivering a speech

The speaker of this theme lecture wore a red jacket which printed with Chinese characters, warmly introduced the theme of the lecture. Through a short video, the speaker brought the guests into the exhibition of the traditional dragon and lion dance. The dragon and lion dance exhibition was organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia in the History Museum of Valencia. Many schools organized their students to visit, and a lot of local people came for explore the Chinese culture. Lion dance as a symbol of traditional Chinese culture has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Then he introduced the “five poisons” represented by the five animals and their respective medicinal values, from the traditional "Feng shui" culture to the meaning of coins, and finally to the classic characters of “Three Kingdoms”. The speaker even used his body language and a little bit Chinese words vividly to further explain the "five poisons" cultural meanings for all guests. The speaker's understanding and love of Chinese traditional culture also deeply influenced all the guests, people indulged in it, and also benefited a lot.


Vicente Javier Valls Mardinez delivering a theme lecture


Cheerful students


I love Chinese dragon dance

At the end of the theme lecture, the speaker played a video of lion dance in Foshan, China. The audiences enjoyed this traditional performance and experienced this unique culture.


An Wenlong introducing Chinese Culture


Looking carefully, listening fanscinatedly

This exhibition and the theme lecture are unique and meaningful. Thanks to the organization and arrangement of the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia, it has enabled more foreign friends to learn more about lion and dragon dance and Chinese traditional culture from different angles. Chinese culture will be more and more popular.