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Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, Students from Chongqing and Macau Visited Roosevelt Library

By SHIHAN YANGICHONGQING|Jun 10,2021

On June 9, more than 50 students and teachers from the 2021 Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Macau University Students’ Study Camp on Bayu Culture visited the National Roosevelt Library and the former site of the Central National Library to study and experience the culture and custom of the Dragon Boat Festival.

The activity is co-sponsored by Chongqing Municipal Education Commission, Chongqing Municipal Commission of Culture and Tourism Development and Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and hosted by Chongqing Children’s Library and Chongqing International Youth Research Tourism Base. It is one of the series of 2021 Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Macau University Students’ Study Camp on Bayu Culture, with representatives of teachers and students from the University of Macau, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau City University, Macau University of Technology and Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

It aims to take National Roosevelt Library as a link to connect the friendship of the youth of Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Macau, build a platform for exchange and cooperation among the youth for study and research, and drive the development of culture and tourism integration among the three places. Meanwhile, the activity is used as a carrier to deepen the content of study tours, strengthen the promotion and inheritance of Chinese intangible cultural heritage, and stimulate the patriotic sentiment of the youth of Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Students are learning the cultural background of the Dragon Boat Festival (iChongqing/Yang Shihan)

The group first visited the Roosevelt Library to learn about the historical background and cultural heritage of the National Roosevelt Library. After the visit, they learned the culture and traditions of the Dragon Boat Festival, and also experienced the intangible cultural heritage projects in the academic lecture hall of the library. Under the guidance of the inheritors of intangible cultural heritage, students experienced making zongzi and palm weaving.

The inheritor of intangible cultural heritage is teaching palm weaving (iChongqing/Yang Shihan)

For many of the students, it was the first time to do this kind of cultural activity, and they have gained a lot of joy and a deeper understanding of traditional culture. Finally, teachers and students of the study camp and all the people attending the activity took a group photo together to record the friendship between the two sides.

The group photo of all participants (iChongqing/Yang Shihan)

The study camp will last for 7 days, and the campers will learn and experience the anti-war culture, urban culture, innovation culture, landscape culture, and rural revitalization achievements of Chongqing through lectures, visits, and seminars, as well as feel the unique charm of Bayu culture and the vigorous vitality of the new era through a series of activities.

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