During the Dragon Boat Festival, themed events were staged both online and on-site on three campuses of Xiamen University (Siming Campus, Xiang’an Campus, and Zhangzhou Campus) to celebrate the special occasion. Various activities, including folk customs experiencing, poems recitation, artistic performance, and academic lectures, aimed to help faculty and students deepen their understanding of the traditional culture.
On June 3, the events kicked off with an opening ceremony at the Sanjia Village Students’ Square, Siming Campus. Subsequently, the activities of experiencing folk traditions were held simultaneously on the three campuses.
The various folk traditions with distinctive features have allowed the faculty and students to appreciate the festival's cultural charms. Among those activities were making zongzi, bouquets with wormwood and perfume satchels with herbs, playing dragon-boating on the ground, and so forth.
On that evening, a poem salon was held on Xiang’an Campus. Crowds of the audience gathered at the Students’ Square, together with tens of thousands of online viewers, to watch the show. Teachers and students recited classic Chinese poems and lyric articles to exhibit the rich culture of the Dragon Boat Festival, inviting the audience to echo the intense patriotism between the lines.
To enrich the academic atmosphere during the holiday, the university also organized a series of lectures on general knowledge from June 3 to 5, presenting thoughtful, informative, and exciting knowledge to students.
Starting from 2019, XMU’s themed events on traditional Chinese festivals and cultures have come a long way in championing traditional culture and launching new forms of activities beloved by the faculty and students.