China University of Mining and Technology held its Fourth International Cultural Festival

The publisher:朱丹妮Release time:2016-11-30Browse the number:81

The Fourth International Cultural Festival of CUMT was held in the Youth Square on November 27th. It was sponsored by the Communist Youth League, the International Office, and the International College of CUMT. Thousands of teachers and students from 57 countries and regions participated in this cultural festival.

At 10:30 AM., the International Cultural Festival officially began. Attending the event was vice president Zhou Guoqing; the school Party Committee Propaganda Department Minister Xiong Zhizhong; director of international Office Zhang Zhenkang; deputy director of international Office Chen Jing; Party Secretary of School of Foreign Studies He Kanglin; Yu Wei, Party Secretary of International College; Sang Shuxun, Dean of International College; Li Hongtao, vice minister of Department of General Affairs; and XieHaoguo, Deputy Secretary of the Communist Youth League. They started the crystal ball which marks the opening of the Fourth International Cultural Festival at CUMT.

The festival began with Chinese Students performing their dragon dance and African students performing their lion dance. Then, Polina and Yin Xiaoming sang a folk song from their hometown. Russian students, Song Nicole and Song Niya, sang songs and danced with other foreign students.

Chinese and foreign students performed a common language program drama called "New White Snake", which was humorous and made people laugh. The foreign students’ fluent Chinese surprised the audience and got praise. In addition, the students from Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Comoros and other countries performed their dance and folk songs, which also attracted the audience’s applause. Finally, two African students performed an original song entitled "I Love CUMT", which made the students feel proud to be a member of CUMT.

The two sides of Youth Square had the national exhibitions. There was Chinese traditional folk art such as paper-cut, sachet, facial mask and tea ceremony, as well as foreign booths to display national delicacies and traditional costumes to the guests. Included in these displays were Grenada's Caribbean chicken sandwiches, Russian Potato Pancakes, Bangladesh Bollywood hand-painting, Kazakhstan beef pies and peanut pills, and Yemen chicken. Each of these items attracted long lines of people. The bamboo dance and other interactive games created a sea of joy in the Youth Square. In addition, the festival provided a free photo printing service with deer Lucy, the mascot.

It is reported that the International Cultural Festival will carry out nearly ten activities that continue till the end of December, such as "Overseas Students Visiting the Professor's House", "Chinese Characters Dictation Contest", "Overseas Students Forum", "Chinese Music Chart", and "China Cultural Tour". These activities build a broad platform for the exchange between Chinese and overseas students.

China University of Mining and Technology held Fourth International Cultural Festival

The leaders started the crystal ball which marks the opening of the Fourth International Cultural Festival of CUMT

The scenes of the Fourth International Cultural Festival