Dulwich College Beijing held its first temple fair on Saturday, February 2, welcoming in the Year of the Snake in the first of a number of Spring Festival activities. Located in the Beijing Riveriera Country Club, just next to Dulwich’s Beijing Riviera campus, the temple fair was intimate but lively with crafts, games, music, decorations, and traditional Chinese performances.
Families mingled in the bright foyer, where there were traditional Chinese toys and paper kites, a Chinese 3D movie player, and a station where kids could color in their own traditional opera masks. Kids and parents alike loved the mask changing dance, the traditional Chinese opera dance in which a dancers mask changes in the blink of an eye.
The other favorite performance was the lion dance, with the two-man lions winding and jumping and repelling evil.
Other Spring Festival events Dulwich will hold include an evening of Chinese music, performances, and an Early Years play after students return from holiday on Lantern Day festival when.
Photos by Ellis Friedman