The art of paper cutting may date back to the second century a.c., since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. Because the cut-outs are often used to decorate doors and windows, they are sometimes referred to as window flowers or window paper-cuts. People glued the paper-cuts to the exterior of windows, so the light from the inside would shine through the negative space of the cutout. They always symbolize luck and happiness.
For this month's activity, we decided to do exactly that - share the happiness with our Au Pairs no matter where they come from, to learn together and have fun. In the process of learning paper-cutting, several Au Pairs experienced the Chinese paper-cut culture on the one hand and the huge freshness of their own culture on the other. It’s really admirable that only one page of red paper can be engraved with such beauty and style.
At the end of the cultural class, they said that they should continue to strengthen their knowledge and cultivation from life experiences like these, even small objects may be of a great importance to appreciate different cultures all over the World.
We will continue to do more cultural activity classes in December, stay tuned!