Class 7C in Kontula were all very excited that they received a package from our friends in China! We displayed their artwork and discussed them. Many of the artworks had very warm and welcoming thoughts on them such as, "Welcome to China!". Finally, we figured out what C & F stands for - China and Finland! I hope we are right!
On one of the artworks had some questions written on them.
We try to answer you the best we can:
It is very nice to meet you too! We do not know what QQ is. What is it?
Some of us had said that they like the fried pork, fried rice, white rice and the duck.
Finland has all kinds of festivals. We celebrate Juhannus, which is called Midsummer in English. This happens towards the end of June where it is usually the longest day of the year. We celebrate Pride, Vappu (May Day), Tikkurila Festivaali, Vegan Festivaali, and Ruis Rock, which is a big music festival.
Yesterday, in Helsinki there were two big celebrations. One is called Penkkarit and the other you will know very well, Chinese New Year! Senior high school students ride on the back of trucks in costumes to celebrate before they have to start their matriculation exams. There is lot of honking the horn and throwing candy at the crowd!! The Chinese New Year celebrations were so beautiful this year! There was dancing, Kung Fu, music, Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, and ice skating too to happily bring in the year of the dog!
We wish you all a happy new year!
The 13 year old artists at Shenzhen High School in Shenzhen, China are making and sharing with 7c, 13 year olds, from Helsingin yhteislyseo in Helsinki, Finland.