Vinsers act out New Year’s traditions of countries worldwide at the Tet Fair 2018
As an annual event of the Vinschool Education System, the Tet Fair Vinsers 2018 was celebrated with the topic “Vietnamese Tet- Greeting the world”. This event not only brought the springtime atmosphere to Vinschool, but it was also considered a meaningful educational activity that taught Vinsers Tet traditions in Vietnam. In addition, this event gave students a chance to learn about the New Year’s traditions of many countries around the world and immerse in an international Spring full of colors and excitement.
To introduce students to Tet cultures, a Culture Week took place before the Tet Fair – Teachers helped students learn about the Vietnamese traditional Tet holiday and the New Year celebrations of many nations such as Australia, Russia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, etc. After conducting some research, with the support from parents and teachers, students acted out different traditions, introduced the traditions to friends and participants right at their class’s booths. They also showed that they were talented and proactive students through a series of activities they led themselves.
In the “Culture Week”, Vinschool students were really excited to join some learning activities with the help of teachers and experience the New Year’s traditions as well as special cultures of othercountries. They also welcomed many special guests to Vinschool to talk and share about the New Year’s traditions from different places in the world. Many Vinsers were deeply impressed when the Italian Ambassador to Vietnam (outermost right side) came to Vinschool to show how to make traditional Italian pasta and share about the Italian New Year’s traditions as well as their culture.
One of the many activities of the Culture Week is each class acting out the distinctive features of a country’s New Year’s Eve traditions by decorating their booth and organizing interesting activities.
Students sold products/ food/ specialties/ souvenirs of different countries and organized traditional games or the culture learning contests. Students and parents wore the traditional costumes and were encouraged to learn some greetings inother languages to impress their guests.
Participating in the Tet fair, Vinsers were very active in introducing the cultures of different countries to their friends. Students learned from their friends, from their own experience. This helps build a very strong foundation for them to integrate within different cultures, become global citizens, and become true Vinsers in the 21st century
On stage, students acted out unique traditions from many countries through their distinctive dance performances in the “World Dance” contest. Students playing the role of dancers from many continents surprised and made the audiences excited with their international dance showing global integration spirits.
Beside the international activities, the fair highlighted many Tet traditions of Vietnam through activities such as making Chung cakes, writing calligraphy, and playing many traditional games.
The event also introduced students to the cultural beauties of Vietnam., The calligraphy contest, “Vinsers with Tet’s Red Couplets” was organized for students to demonstrate their talent in making couplets and writing calligraphy. The little calligraphy masters in the traditional Ao dai also together acted out the historical examination compound and honored the studious spirit of the Vietnamese people.
Aiming to connect loved ones, the Tet Fair also celebrated the traditions of making Chung cakes and Tet cakes among parents and children. This experience brought many people back to the old memories of Tet when parents taught their children to make Chung cakes before Tet holiday.
Many guests were impressed by the art exhibition students’ work. Each piece of art had a distinctive feeling of Vietnamese Tet. Through the unique work of art made by their friend, students had chance to know more about the historical traditions of our country, hence, loving and respecting them more.
Our guests were excited to immerse in the Tet atmosphere of the Tet Fair 2018. At the Tet Fair 2018, Vinschool students learned that the essence of our countries was really respected by our international friends.Vinsers learned deeper meaning of some traditions and can be even prouder of their country’s Tet traditions now.