More and more foreigners are drawn to the Chinese culture, and they respect the culture of Chinese folk customs. Yesterday, the Dragon Boat Festival on the eve of the international department of Beijing tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine for from 13 countries in the world of 37 patients with abroad, held a salon "impression, dragon boat taste, culture" health, make them feel the charm of Chinese traditional culture.
Through the slide show, the foreign patients, their families and the history and customs of qu yuan and the Dragon Boat Festival. From Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, kazakhstan and other countries of foreign patients with Beijing tongshantang Hospital of traditional Chinese Medicine doctor cap of zongzi, ai, with colorful rope, belt, tracing sachets eggs, experience folk custom activity, to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival.
Many foreign patients due to admire the Chinese traditional culture came to China for medical treatment, many for the first time feel the thick Chinese traditional festival, is also the first time to eat dumplings, also can make a lot of jokes from eating zongzi.
"This is my first time to eat dumplings, the doctor didn't tell me how to eat, so I don't even eating together, found it hard, it doesn't taste good. Then I know I made a joke, the outside is can't eat rice dumplings leaves." Ali, who came to Saudi Arabia, was happy to talk about his first eating zongzi.
Foreign zongzi from Pakistan
Dragon Boat Festival, rice dumplings are essential, natural foreign patients took up the appearance of the leaves to master wrapped up, zongzi is a skill, for the foreigner is not an easy thing, the craftsman hand-holding foreigner zongzi, when foreigners although wrapped dumplings very strange, but resistance to attract Chinese food for them.
From Pakistan brothers are two patients with polycystic kidney, brother salman said, "because we are brothers both inherited family of kidney disease, father also died because of this, we think it is incurable, and in here, not only let us get better day by day. And in the hospital, can have a traditional Chinese festival, and delicacies, let us feel very warm. Today I learned not only the origin of the Dragon Boat Festival, also can experience package dumplings, Chinese folk customs, such as sachets eat your dumplings package special sweet".
"It's hard to learn," he said. "it's the best thing to do." Mr. Salman held up his flat, flat triangular zongzi, which he showed, though not very pretty, to be applauded by everyone.
Salman said, Chinese food is very rich, but it is very complicated, like dumplings, sweet, he likes to eat, but the glutinous rice wrapped with reed leaves, it is not easy, and package into four Angle is still need to continue to work hard.
"Rice cake or Glutinous rice dumpling"
Brother salman was busy package dumplings, brother farouk is eager to video through the network, and the mother share traditional Chinese festivals, let his mother know a lot of Chinese culture and traditions.
He called zongzi "rice cake", and the translator told him that Glutinous rice dumpling was the correct word. When asked about the Dragon Boat Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival honors the famous person. The elder brother salman thought hard for a long time, heard the prompt "qu yuan", he repeatedly nodded to say is, say this is a sad story, rich poetry.
"The Chinese valentine's day is the same, and there is something moving in the tragedy. He is very interested." Farouk said.
Let the two brothers also interested in China's different festivals have different food, such as the Dragon Boat Festival dumplings, the Mid-Autumn festival moon cakes, such as the Spring Festival lantern, the way people celebrate holidays and Pakistan also the holidays were very different. He described the way of China "is wonderful, magical," such as river light, fly kongmin light, etc., he had never seen the way celebrations.
Bring the seed back home
Patients with family members after hearing about the introduction of mugwort, medical staff held a simple ceremony, "dragon boat hanging moxa" Sally bina patients from kazakhstan in this magical Oriental plant keen interest.
She picked up the mugwort, observed it carefully and smelled it, and learned that the herb was also a herb, and it was amazing that the Chinese medicine was amazing. Liu pan, the director of the international department, told her that her prescriptions included "ai" in Chinese medicine.
"Let me get better day by day in the medicine has it! Also have it in the Dragon Boat Festival, I want to bring back the magic grass, and I want to home and garden." Sally bina says.
"There are so many people like this that Chinese traditional culture is very attractive to them, and they are interested in things that have Chinese characteristics," he said. Liu said that the medical staff of the hospital will give gifts of Chinese characteristics to them when they leave the hospital. "Because many patients come to China for the first time, the hospital serves as a window to spread China."