Poems Regarding Traditional Festivals
(CI at KU,July 16th,2008) Teachers from Confucius
Institute gave Nepali Poets an unusual Lecture titled "Poems
Regarding Traditional Chinese Festivals".More than 20 persons
including Mrs. Chen Yui, Director of Cultural Division from Chinese
Embassy, Mr. Nabin Chitrakal, Chairman of Poets' Association,
Mr. Dwarika Shrestha, a renowned Poet in Nepal attended the lecture.
Mr. Shang Liwei and Mrs. Zhang Xiying introduced
in English such traditional Chinese festivals as: Spring Festival,
Lantern Festival, Pure Brightness, Dragon Boat's Day, Qixi(it
is said to be Chinese Valentine's Day on July 7th, lunar calendar),
Chongyang (September 9th, lunar calendar), Mid-Autumn Festival
and Eve of Spring Festival and etc. They conveyed via Poems the
Chinese traditions upon those festivals. The poets showed their
great curiosities by taking notes, asking questions, and one of
the ladies even imitated Zuoyi(make a bow with hands folded in
front), which made a very friendly and hospitable atomsphere.
Afterwards, Mrs. Chen and Mr. Nabin Chitrakal
made their addresses in turn,singing highly of the event and expressing
to make more opportunities for Nepali Poets and Chinese Teachers
to communicate so that we will know more about the two civilizations.
Being satisfactory and enjoyable of this event,
Mr. Nabin Chitrakal and Mr.Shang reached an agreement to hold
another gathering to share both Chinese and Nepalese Songs concerning