Enhancing cultural dialogue: Armenian culture and national costume presented in Guangdong, Foshan
In late November 2023, the CLBF Beihuichi Kindergarten in Foshan City, Guangdong, China, organized a successful “We Are the World” UN International Day event. The event aimed to introduce children and parents to the customs and cultures of different countries, promote an understanding of the world’s diversity, and highlight the unique values and contributions of each country.
One of the kindergarten’s teachers, Amalya Poghosyan, who hails from Armenia, meticulously prepared her group to represent her homeland during the event. She wore a stylized version of the traditional Armenian garment, while her Chinese colleague, who held the Armenian national flag, donned the typical women’s attire of Yerevan, complete with headgear, veil, apron, and an opulent gown made of floral-patterned fabric.
The Chinese children, dressed in accessories reminiscent of Armenian folk costumes, performed the kochari dance and presented Armenian history and culture.
The event was well-received, and it provided an excellent opportunity for the participants to learn about and appreciate the diversity of the world’s cultures.