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Chinese Embassy in Latvia and Riga Cultures Secondary School Jointly Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival
2023-09-24 02:08

On September 23, the Chinese Embassy in Latvia and Riga Cultures Secondary School jointly celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival, one of the important Chinese Traditional Festivals. H.E. Ambassador Tang Songgen attended and delivered a speech. Participants include vice principal, teachers, students and parents of Riga Cultures Secondary School, the Chinese director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia, Chinese teachers and students in Latvia.

H.E. Amb. Tang stated that the Mid-Autumn Festival is one of China's four major traditional festivals, which signifies Chinese people's aspirations for reunion, unity, peace and prosperity. Riga Cultures Secondary School is a good neighbor of the embassy and has been offering Chinese language courses for nearly two decades. Amb. Tang hopes that the students could learn more about Chinese language as well as culture and be friendly messengers of cultural exchanges and mutual cooperation between China and Latvia.

Vice principal Mr. Berzins said that Riga Cultures Secondary School attaches great importance to multicultural education and cultural exchange. The traditional Chinese culture is broad and profound. He hopes that students will learn culture while learning foreign languages.

Diplomats from the embassy explained Mid-Autumn Festival stories such as Chang'e flying to the moon. Chinese teachers and volunteers performed tea art, Guzheng (traditional Chinese instrument) and Tai Chi Sports. The embassy's chef demonstrated how to make Su-style moon-cakes on site. Guests immersed themselves in the traditional way to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, making and tasting moon-cakes with great interest. All participants enjoyed the aromatic and sweet tea and moon-cakes, and shared the happiness of celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival together with families and friends.

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