There were demonstrations of cooking, dance, martial arts, singing, painting, calligraphy, and many other crafts - kids received a "passport" and would get a stamp at each booth they visited, then redeem the stamps for a necklace or bracelet.
It was great to see so many Asian faces and hear so much Mandarin in one place here in Minnesota - and it was heartening to see so many non-Asian faces watching the performances with interest and walking through the booths with their kids!
Wynn had a fine time, of course. Now that she's a little bit older and able to speak in Chinese for herself, she got a lot more out of this year's presentation:
|Having the Starbucks in the background makes it more authentically Chinese ;)|
|Moulding-your-own Terracotta Warriors|
|Little Warriors for sale... we're holding out to get a life-size one for the garden in the backyard|
|We stayed for a number of vocal performances and dance numbers|
|Paper-cutting, a traditional folk craft from Shaanxi province - it can get amazingly intricate. (She did not pay any attention to the American Girl shop just beyond :) )|