Wednesday, February 11, 2015

St. Bernard to host Cultural Spring Festival Celebration this weekend

St. Bernard Prep School is pleased to partner with the Confucius Institute at Troy University as part of a Chinese cultural exchange program to bring international students to Alabama and provide chances for Americans to learn different cultures.

On Friday, February 13, 2015, St. Bernard will host a Cultural Spring Festival Celebration at St. Bernard Abbey Byre to showcase different customs of the Korean and Chinese cultures.  Students at St. Bernard Prep School under the leadership of Miss Min Gao will be offering an introduction to the Chinese Spring Festival followed by a video of how Koreans celebrate the same festival.  

Before the Chinese dinner is served, the crowd will be taught the proper use of chopsticks.  Students at St. Bernard will be demonstrating and assisting.  From eating to Chinese songs and dances the evening promises to be one to remember and to experience other cultural customs.  Other areas of interest include learning to write calligraphy as well as playing Taichi, which is a slow version of Kong Fu and it's a good excercise.  SBP student Yuhang Wu will present a musical piece featuring the hulusi flute and a senior student Ozzy Guevara will dance with a Chinese song.
Tickets to the event are available in the high school office.  The cost is $5 students and children; $8 Adults and include dinner.  For information call 256-739-6682.