(DALIANNEWS)- The Chinese Spring Festival, also called the Chinese New Year, will fall on February 16 this year. Before the festival, foreigners in the city of Dalian experience the festive air in different ways.
In a local community, foreign students from Dalian University of Technology experience Chinese traditional customs and folk arts including papercuts and Chinese calligraphy.
Amatou from Senegal(R) learn the skill of making paper-cutting in a local community in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province.
Amatou from Senegal(R), is someone with an ardent interest in paper-cutting. As soon as she gets into the room, she sits beside a local resident, learning the skill of this Chinese traditional folk art.
Foreign students learn Chinese calligraphy in a local community in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province.
Chinese calligraphy also attracts foreign students’ attention. Local calligraphers teach foreign students how to write Chinese characters with a writing brush.
Foreign students learn the cook skill of Laba porridge in a local community in Dalian, a port city of Northeastern China's Liaoning Province.
Foreign students also taste Laba porridge and learn the cook skill. On Laba Festival, it’s a tradition for Chinese people to eat Laba Porridge. After that, many people look forward to celebrateing Chinese New Year.
Dumplings are an important Chinese New Year food in China. In a local community, foreigners from Russia and Chile gather to enjoy the fun of making dumplings with local residents.
Eugenio from Chile just arrived in Dalian one month ago. He is happy to learn the skill of making dumplings. In his opinion, the Chinese New Year represents the family reunion.
At the end of this episode，foreigners and the locals wish you a happy Chinese New Year!