Ordos holds cultural activity to mark Major Snow

Updated: 2021-12-10 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print


A man learns how to make a traditional snack during Ordos' Major Snow celebration activity. [Photo/Ordos Release]

The city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region organized a cultural activity for foreigners living in the city on Dec 7.

Dec 7 marks the beginning of this year's Major Snow (Chinese: 大雪), the 21st solar term of the year according to the traditional Chinese lunar calendar that divides the year into 24 solar terms.

A total of 14 foreigners from Ukraine, the Philippines, South Africa, and the United Kingdom were invited to visit Anda residential community, a local library, and the village of Huohao in the city's Dongsheng district.


A group visits Dongsheng district library to learn about local culture. [Photo/Ordos news network]

They learned about local culture and experienced making traditional food during the visit.

Ordos has been running the culture and exchange activities for local foreigners since 2017. 

Every year, foreigners studying and working in the city will be given the chance to participate in China's traditional festivals and important days, such as Dragon Boat Festival and Qixi Festival, often known as Chinese Valentine's Day.


People listen to a performer at Dongsheng district library. [Photo/Ordos news network]