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Lanterns Holiday in China

The bright and pompous Day of Lanterns is celebrated in China on the 15th day of the first month according to the Moon Calender. Actually it is celebrated at night. It is usually preceded by two weeks of careful preparations. For example the 13th day of the Moon cycle is called “The Day of Hanging Out The Lanterns”It’s not difficult to guess that in that day the new red lanterns are hanged in the shop windows for the customers to choose the one they like the most. The next day is called “The Day of Checking the Lanterns”. On this day the towns are being decorated with the red lanterns and everyone gets ready for the celebration.

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My AIESEC experience.

Last summer I decided to spend my vacations somewhere abroad taking an internship. I spent many hours trying to decide where to go. Initially I wanted to visit Eastern Europe and work as a volunteer. I couldn’t decide between Poland, Bulgaria and Hungary. To tell the truth there wasn’t an actual reason of my choice. I just wanted to travel around the countries of former socialist camp. I’m interested in history and captivated by the past and present of those countries. But due to some reasons my parents were against my decision and my friends also couldn’t understand me. That time I decided not to upset them and did as they wanted. So I went to Hong Kong through AIESEC International youth-run organization.

Frankly speaking Asia attracted my attention since my last visit of the Republic of Korea. I was captivated by its culture and traditions, customs and even religion. I fall in love with this country. So I wanted to continue discovering Asia and go to China but again my parents didn’t support this idea. That’s why I went to astonishing and marvelous Hong Kong!

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