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Celebrating the Gift of “Giving” and 12 Special Festivals

The Winter Concert Celebration was held on December 18 and 19. The theme for the concert was “Gratitude and Giving around the World: One World, One Dream, and One Family”. The performances were designed as a reflection on this theme in the form of songs, dance, theatre, and combinations.

After more than a month of dedicated practice, the students presented a wonderful winter concert. Here are the details of the various depictions. Let’s all enjoy it together.

What set this performance apart from previous years was the inclusion of an interesting project titled, “The 12 days of the ‘Winter Celebration’ in China”.

Day 1. A phoenix

Day 2. Two Mandarin ducks

Day 3. Three pigeons – the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity

Day 4. Four ancient cities: Xian, Nanjing, Luoyang, and Beijing

Day 5. Five Confucian beliefs: Benevolence, Righteousness, Propriety, Wisdom and Faith

Day 6. Six ancient dynasties: Wu, East Jin, Song, Qi, Liang, and Chen

Day 7. Seven Wonders of China:
1) Terra Cotta warriors
2) Hanging Monastery Mount Hengshan, Shanxi Province
3) The Great Wall
4) Leshan Buddha
5) Mount Wudang
6) Shi Bao Zhai Temple Yangtze River (south bank)
7) Forbidden City Beijing, China

Day 8. Eight cuisines: Anhui, Guangdong, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Sichuan and Zhejiang

Day 9. Nine sons of dragons: Qiuniu, Yazi, Chaofeng, Pulao, Suanni, Bixi, Bian, Chiwen, and Pixiu

Day 10. Ten great emperors:
1) Qin Shihuang
2) Han Wudi
3) Han Guangwudi
4) Tang Taizong
5) Tang Xuanzong
6) Song Taizu
7) Ming Chengzu
8) Emperor Kangxi
9) Emperor Yongzheng
10) Emperor Qianlong

Day 11. Eleven Chinese festivals:
1) Dongzhi: Winter solstice
2) Chinese New Year Eve: Chu Xi
3) Chinese New Year: Chun Jie Spring Festival
4) Yuan Xiao: Lantern Festival
5) Qingming Festival
6) Duanwu: Dragon Boat Festival
7) Qixi: Chinese Valentine’s Day
8) Hungry Ghost: Han Shi Jie
9) Mid-Autumn: Zhong Qiu
10) The National Day of China
11) Chongyang: Elders’ Day

Day 12. Twelve zodiac signs: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

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