Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Gala, Workshop and Photographic Exhibition
Islamabad, 14 September 2019 (GNP) : Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Gala Performances, Workshop on Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage for Pakistani Students & Wuhan Photographic Exhibition at China Cultural Center in Pakistan
China Cultural Center in Pakistan hosting two different cultural troupes in Islamabad. The Artists comprising of 19 members are coming from Chengdu School of Culture and Art will present Chinese Musical & Dance in Gala Performances on 14 September 2019 in PNCA Islamabad to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Another Chinese troupe comprising of 9 members are from Wuhan Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism of China for a training workshop on “Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage” i.e Han Embroidery, Clay Sculpture, Oil Paper Umbrella, Calligraphy, Hangmen fist (Traditional Chinese Boxing) for Pakistani students at China Cultural Center in Pakistan on 14 September, 2019.
“Zhong Qiu Jie”, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. To the Chinese, Mid-Autumn Festival means family reunion and peace. The festival is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest. To the Chinese, a full moon is a symbol of prosperity, happiness, and family reunion. It is a time for family members and loved ones to congregate and enjoy the full moon – an auspicious symbol of abundance, harmony, and luck.
The Mid-Autumn Festival has a history of over 3,000 years, it grew to be a major festival of China. To celebrate this festival，China Cultural Center organize the following events： Two Mid-Autumn Festival Gala performances will be held on September 13th and 14th at China Cultural Center in Pakistan, Islamabad, Wuhan Photographic Exhibition and Training workshop on “Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage ”
In the morning of 14th September 2019, China Cultural Center in Pakistan invited more than 100 Pakistani students from 07 different schools of Rawalpindi & Islamabad to participate in the training workshop of Han Embroidery, Clay Sculpture, Martial Art and other intangible heritage to experience the traditional history and culture of China.
Charming Wuhan Photography Exhibition was inaugurated by Mr. Zhang Heqing, Cultural Counsellor of Embassy of the People’s Republic of China & Director China Cultural Center in Pakistan which will display from 14th to 21st September 2019 at China Cultural Center in Pakistan. Cultural Counselor attended the workshop as Chief Guest. He also interacted with Pakistani students and Chinese Artists.