Anhui Farmers' Cooperative is an organization for farmers' rights, and has undertaken several community development projects. To read more about the Anhui Farmers' Cooperative, click here.
On the morning of New Year’s Day, the Cooperative’s venues slowly brought together many local villagers. It is always this exciting every New Year’s Day, and this year was no exception. With the voice of the host announcing the start of activities, the crackling sound of the firecrackers ushered in the New Year.
Immediately the activities began. The first activity was ZaShaBao ("toss the sandbags"). Each person has three sandbags, and, on their turn, stands outside a line 6 meters away from the bottles and tries to hit the bottles using the sandbags. Each successful hit is rewarded with a lollipop. Due to the simplicity of this game, people of all ages participated, and almost everyone won a lollipop.
The warm-up game of tossing the sandbags was immediately followed by games like Taoquan (a game involving ferrules), Kangaroo Jump, and Three-Legged Races. The games are interspersed with performances: Yueliangzhishang (a Chinese song meaning “On the Moons”); HuangMei Opera; and songs such as “Loving Each Other,” “Come Back Home to See,” etc. In short, Spring Festival celebrations in the Cooperatives are lively. People spent their Spring Festival surrounded by much laughter. We will continue to spend the Spring Festival with the people, and do our best to bring joy to everyone!
Original Story by Yang YunBiao
Translated by Shishi Ma
Edited by Emily Cheng
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