The 10th China Night held at Sun­ny­side School

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On April 13, the 10th2017 China Night” Cul­tural Event was held at Sun­ny­side Inter­me­di­ate School in Lafayette, attract­ing 500 peo­ple from the local com­mu­nity. This large scale cul­tural event has been held every year since 2008 and has become an impor­tant activ­ity for the local res­i­dences. Co-​sponsored by Lafayette School Cor­po­ra­tion and the Con­fu­cius Insti­tute, this event was a col­lab­o­ra­tion of Pur­due Chi­nese Stu­dents and Schol­ars Asso­ci­a­tion, local com­mu­nity and K-​12 fac­ulty and admin­is­tra­tors. About a dozen of Chi­nese cul­tural tables were set up in the gym, includ­ing cal­lig­ra­phy, paper cut­ting, peace knots, dumpling mak­ing, Chi­nese games, lantern rid­dles and so on. Kids were excited to get Zodiac ani­mal stamps by tak­ing part in the activ­i­ties at each table. They would win a gift after gath­er­ing all 12 stamps. The tal­ent show was a high­light of the event and has been always expected by par­ents who were eager to know how well their kids had learned about Chi­nese lan­guage and cul­ture. The event ended with the melodic “Dance Rain Bam­boos” and splen­did per­for­mance by stu­dents from Pur­due Uni­ver­sity Chi­nese School. “China Night” has become an impor­tant plat­form for local com­mu­nity to learn about Chi­nese lan­guage and culture.