Summer Camp Launched to Promote Traditional Chinese Culture
On August 6, a summer camp to promote traditional Chinese culture was launched at the Dahan Chinese Language and Culture Institute.
The four parts at the opening ceremony of this summer camp are: “Apprentice Ceremony” “First Writing Ceremony”; “Opening the Wisdom Eye (get a red dot on forehead)”; and, “Martial Arts Performance”.
The summer camp lasts four days and three nights with many activities. It focuses on "filial piety" and "good virtues" and aims to cultivate student how to lead a moral and ethical life.
The opening ceremony started with an obeisance to Confucius. The children wrote the first "人", the Chinese character meaning “person” during the activity of ‘blessing of the teacher’, which laid a foundation of life, "learn to be a person first, then to be a good student."
The event ends in a reading of Disciples Gauge by children and their parents. The opening ceremony of this summer camp helped students and their parents to better understand Chinese traditional culture and experience its charm.
Translator: Zhang Meng
Chinese source: changsha.cn