Chinese New Year at Belarusian-Chinese Centre of Intercultural Communication

Chinese New Year, literally translated as Spring Festival (春节, Chūnjié), is the greatest and the longest holiday not only in China but also in other East Asian countries. Unlike its Western counterpart, there is no fixed date for the Chinese New Year, each year it's determined by the lunar calendar.

On February 15, 2021 the Belarusian-Chinese Centre of Intercultural Communication  at Polessky State University hosted an event dedicated to the Chinese New Year.  

The celebration was attended by guests, including Olga Zolotareva -  Vice-rector for Academic Affairs, Olga Khmel - Dean of the Faculty of Additional Education, Tatyana Rzhevskaya - Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Finance, students of the lyceum of PolesSU, as well as students who are interested in China culture and history. Olga Zolotareva congratulated all the guests with the holiday and presented the picture to the Chair of Intercultural Communication as a present.

Students of 19MMT-1 group prepared songs and poems in Chinese. An unusual part of the programme was participation in tea ceremony. The guests touched upon the traditions and customs held in China to celebrate the New Year. Everyone received a prediction for the coming year, and at the end of the event guests and participants used brushes to write Chinese characters with New Year wishes, which were later decorated on a traditional holiday tree.
Thanks to the event everyone could learn more about the history and traditions of the Chinese New Year and plunge into the atmosphere of good mood.

The Spring Festival is not just a celebration of the Chinese people; it has become an international holiday and is celebrated by people all over the world.