Lantern Legend 2019 puts on cultural diversity at Lingnan
To celebrate the Year of the Pig, the Student Services Centre and the Office of Global Education co-organised the Lantern Legend 2019 on 18 February, an annual carnival that fills the campus with festive Lunar New Year atmosphere. The celebratory occasion also serves as a platform for non-local staff and students to experience the Chinese traditional culture on Lingnan’s multicultural campus.
The kick-off ceremony was officiated by Vice-President Joshua Mok Ka-Ho, Dr FOK Wing-Huen, Court and Council member, Dr Frank LAW Sai-Kit, Honorary Graduate and Former Chairman of the Court, and senior management members of the University. A Chinese lion dance by the Lingnan Lion Dance and Martial Arts Team followed. A variety of performances staged by Lingnan staff, local and non-local students showcased the University’s cultural diversity, including Southeast Asian dance, Chinese classical dance, magic show, yo-yo performance, singing performances and band show.
Besides, 16 booths on handicrafts, food and games were set up by local and non-local students, elderly students, staff members and some cultural organisations. They served Lunar New Year snacks and dishes from different countries, made handicraft products and demonstrated the Peking Opera costumes and face painting.
In late January, students gathered at the New Year booths arranged by the Student Services Centre at the Skylight to write Chinese “Fai Chun” and learn about Chinese papercutting. Although the non-local students were new to Chinese folk arts, they enjoyed learning Chinese calligraphy to write fortune blessings on red papers and cutting their first-ever decorations for Lunar New Year.
Please click here to view photos taken at the Lantern Legend 2019.
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