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Chongyang cakes are now ready. Foreign friends brings the cakes to the elders at the nursing home, wishing them good health and longevity.
Erhu Performance "Horse Racing" by Zhang Chunye.
Guzheng Performance " Fishermen Sing" by Chu Mingnong.
A song named "Northern Spring" by Li Li.
Hulusi Performance "Sing a Folk Song to the Party" by Li Ying.
The seniors at Shenyang Jintaiyang Nursing Home have various hobbies and never feel bored in daily life. They take out musical instruments and are ready to show their talents and skills. They will have great fun at Chongyang Festival with the foreign friends.
With self-made pouches, foreign friends and the seniors show a great sense of achievement. They will treasure the exquisite handicrafts made all by themselves.
Foreign friends show a great interest in the Paper Folding technique. They learn from Li Xue quickly and make a number of nice Chongyang pouches by themselves.
Li Xue notes that paper sheets featuring air permeability and ductility are suitable for making pouches. Pouches with medicinal herbs in them will bring enjoyable fragrance.
Paper Folding means making delicate folds in paper sheets and turning them into handicrafts of various shapes and styles. Li's Folk Paper Folding has been well developed based on the styles of Folk Paper Folding in Southern Liaoning province.
Li Xue, the fourth generation inheritor of Li's Folk Paper Folding, one of Shenyang Municipal Intangible Cultural Heritages, is teaching participants how to make Chongyang pouches.
Chongyang cakes are being sent to be steamed. Now it's time to take part in various activities related to intangible cultural heritage.
Wang Fang notes that the Chongyang cakes made today are soft and not that sweet considering the health of the elderly. But seniors usually have a poor digestion and might as well just eat a few.
In the past, Chinese people would make chrysanthemum cakes on this day. The cakes have, through continuous improvements, turned into Chongyang cakes, also known as "flower cakes".
Wang Fang, Director of Pastry Teaching and Research Department and Senior Pastry Instructor of Shenyang Qixin Culinary Art School, is teaching participants how to make Chongyang cakes.
Chinese people will climb mountains, enjoy chrysanthemums, worship gods, and have banquets at Chongyang Festival. Now, the festival has also become a great occasion of showing gratitude and respect to the elderly as well as promoting the culture of filial piety.
At the event, the host has an online talk with Qi Wei, Professor of history at Liaoning University. Professor Qi tells cultural stories of Chongyang Festival to foreign friends and the seniors.
The activity officially kicks off now.
Historians, senior pastry instructors, and inheritors of intangible cultural heritage will tell stories about Chongyang Festival to foreign friends and the elderly. They will together steam Chongyang cakes, make Chongyang pouches together to feel the charm of Chinese folk culture.
Chongyang Festival or Seniors' Day is a great occasion of paying respect to the elders. On the eve of Chongyang Festival, CRI Online Liaoning channel will invite five foreign friends from Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Vietnam and Yemen to join the "Celebrating with Friends All Over the World" Themed Activity. They will spend their time together with the seniors at Shenyang Jintaiyang Nursing Home.
Welcome to "Celebrating with Friends All Over the World" Themed Activity. It will officially start at 14:00.