Wan Qing CultureFest 2020 | Free Digital Programmes For Families!

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Embark on a journey of discovery with this year's Wan Qing CultureFest - held online from 14 to 29 November 2020 - and learn more about Chinese food culture and what these traditions mean.

Photo Credit: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Organised by the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH), the Wan Qing CultureFest 2020 will run virtually via the SYSNMH Facebook page

Here's are some kid-friendly programmes that you and your family can look forward to:

1. Baby’s Full Month Celebration

Date: 17 Nov 2020
Format: FB Instant Experience / IG Carousel

In Chinese culture, a baby’s first milestone is their full month celebration, also known as man yue (literally meaning “full moon”). Red eggs are traditionally presented as gifts to guests attending the celebration, alongside other foods rich in auspicious meaning. Find out more about the symbolism of red eggs, how the number of eggs gifted reflects the gender of the baby, and other lesser-known Chinese customs surrounding a baby’s full month celebration!

2. Schooling & Exams: Taboo Foods to Avoid

Date: 19 Nov 2020
Format: FB Instant Experience / IG Carousel

Have you ever been told to avoid consuming eggs while studying for exams, ‘lest you fail your studies? Or perhaps that you should consume a bottle of chicken essence daily to boost brain power and focus? The Chinese culture is full of superstitions and taboos, particularly when it comes to ensuring academic excellence. Learn more about such food taboos as you navigate through this fun interactive experience!

3. Chinese Birthday Customs

Date: 27 Nov 2020
Format: FB Instant Experience / IG Carousel

While Western birthday celebrations typically feature elaborate birthday cakes, parties, or gifts, birthday celebrations in Chinese culture are marked by special traditions, customs, and even taboos. Learn more about the rituals and celebratory foods consumed during key milestones such as the 33rd, 60th, and 80th birthday celebrations, and put your knowledge of Chinese culture to the test with these fun facts!

4. Dos and Don’ts for Your First Home

Date: 24 Nov 2020
Format: FB Instant Experience / IG Carousel

What are some dos and don’ts when shifting into a new home? From rolling pineapples on the ground to boiling a pot of milk with sugar, these traditional rituals are a unique and meaningful way to celebrate new beginnings. Learn a thing or two about the moving-in customs practiced by different cultures that are believed to usher in good luck, prosperity and auspiciousness!

For more information, you may visit the Wan Qing CultureFest 2020 website and/or the SYSNMH Facebook Page.


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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