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The 24 solar terms cultural event held was successfully held 拉脱维亚大学孔子学院本部二十四节气文化活动成功举办

The 24 solar terms cultural event held was successfully held 拉脱维亚大学孔子学院本部二十四节气文化活动成功举办

The Confucius Institute at the University of Latvia successfully held a fun-filled Twenty-Four Solar Terms event from 18:00-19:30 on March 1, 2024, in Classroom 410 of Rūpniecības iela 10, The host of the event was Zhang Hanxu, a teacher at the Confucius Institute. This event attracted about 20 teachers, students and other people who were interested in Chinese.

The host kicked off the event with a fascinating opening video, and then gave a brief introduction to the origin and cultural connotation of the twenty-four solar terms. At the same time, the Latvian names and naming rules of each solar term are introduced. The participants then experienced the hand-making of the twenty-four solar terms, independently learned the knowledge related to each solar term, and communicated in groups. In the prize-winning Q&A session, the participants actively competed for the twenty-four solar terms mystery box prizes, and the exciting competition makes event was even more exciting.

Another highlight of the activity was the folk games “Egg Standing on the Spring Equinox” and “Egg Fighting on the Beginning of Summer”, which guided students to independently explore the similarities and differences with Latvian Easter folk customs, creating a cheerful atmosphere. Later, the students learned about the traditional kite flying activity, showing the active application of the twenty-four solar terms culture in modern life. Finally, everyone learned about the making method of rice ball, tasted spring rolls, and made spring cakes, which brought the whole event to a perfect end.

The rich and colorful content of this event has encouraged more people to have a basic understanding of the twenty-four solar terms culture, and a rich and colorful bridge will be built for cultural exchanges between China and Latvia.





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