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Learn Chinese Language and Culture: Water Festival and Dragon Boat Festival

 

Grace Jolicoeur will introduce the culture and tradition of the Chinese Water Festival and Dragon Boat Festival. You’ll get to taste a *Zongzi, a traditional Chinese snack consumed during the Dragon Boat Festival, and you’ll learn some common Chinese words as well! *Zongzi is made of rice stuffed with different fillings wrapped in bamboo, reed, or other large flat leaves and cooked by steaming or boiling.

 

Friday, July 14th from 2 pm - 3pm

 

Harris Public Library 303 Clinton Street Woonsocket RI

 

This interactive Powerpoint presentation is family-friendly, free, and open to all.

Grace holds a master and bachelor degrees from universities in China. She has many years of teaching experience. She teaches Chinese language and culture in the summer camp of Mount Saint Charles Academy, Woonsocket, RI. Grace tutors Mandarin Chinese in person and online and was an adjunct faculty at URI, teaching language and culture related subjects.

 

SEAAURI’s 6th Annual Water Festival Saturday, July 15th 9 am - 8 pm Cold Spring Park Woonsocket, RI

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