On December 21st, the training room of Hangzhou Haida office was crowded. There was an activity for foreign teachers to write Spring Festival couplets by using Chinese calligraphy.
Calligraphy and Spring Festival couplets both represent Chinese traditional culture. Firstly, their origins and backgrounds were introduced to the foreign teachers. Then the teachers tried to carry out some simple strokes. Although it was the first time for many teachers, they wrote quite well. Later they followed the stroke order rule and began writing some simple Chinese characters. Some of them could even include some vigor and strength in the writing.
The final step was to write the Spring Festival couplets which were specially designed for calligraphy beginners. Because of the previous practice, the foreign teachers seemed very proficient in writing the Spring Festival couplets. Look, everyone couldn't wait to show their works.