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The 3rd Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival was held in Mellon Park

Release time: 2017-09-22 author:

The 3rd Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival was held in Mellon Park

Release time: 2017-09-22author:

The

opening ceremony of the 3rd Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival was held in

Mellon Park, Pittsburgh at 11:00 a.m. on September, 17th.Mr. QiuJian, the Deputy Consul General of the

Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York, attended the

Festival and delivered a speech. He fully affirmed the cultural influence of

Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Festival to the local residents aroud the

Pittsburgh region in past two consecutive years. Mr. Rick Saccone, the

Congressman of Pennsylvania; Ms. Mary Esther Van Shura, Minister of Community

Affairs, the representative of the

County Magistrate of Allegheny County, and Ms. Marcia Tongel, representative of

the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), have also delivered their

blessings to the Chinese community in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural

Festival is organized by the Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural Center (PCCC), the

Confucius Institute at the University of Pittsburgh (CI-PITT), the Chinese Association

for Science and Technology in Pittsburgh (CAST-P), etc.

What

a great day! The beauty of autumn at Pittsburgh is important for the success of

the Festival. Meanwhile, a variety of cultural exhibits, those splendid

performances and delicious Chinese cuisine attracted a lot of local folks to

come. In front of those food stalls there were always a long line, which gave

the Festival an aura of bustling.

The

Chinese teacher volunteers of the Confucius Institute at the University of

Pittsburgh elaborately prepared some cultural crafts such as “Journey to the

West” shadow play, the traditional instrument Hulusi, the Four Treasures for

calligraphy and the Handkerchief for the Northeast Dancing “Er’renzhuan” for

the visitors to experience. Thus, “Confucius Institute Chinese Class” is

extended from the classrooms, the schools to communities! Some of the students

who are learning Chinese at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg also attended

the Festival, they really enjoyed

tasting Chinese culture and food this way. Meanwhile, Mr. QiuJian, the Deputy

Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in

New York, visited the exhibition desk of CI-Pitt. QiuJian and Dr. XiaoYing, the

Chinese Director of CI-Pitt, and all the CI-Pitt Chinese teacher volunteers,

had a meaningful conversation about Chinese teaching and the development of

Confucius Institute.

“With

food we enjoyed, in culture we combined”. The Festival has hosted more than

5,000 local residents throughout the day. The Pittsburgh Chinese Cultural

Festival serves as an annual cultural event for not only the Chinese people but

also the American local people in Pittsburgh, providing a significant platform

for both spreading Chinese culture and deepening the communication between

Chinese communities and local communities.

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