Calligraphy for Peace
Youth Fai Chun Calligraphy Contest
Have you ever written Fai Chun before? Fai Chun is a traditional decoration of Chinese Calligraphy that is often used during Chinese New Year. Chinese put Fai Chun in the doorways to create festive atmosphere.
Chinese Calligraphy is vital to the Chinese Culture. The traditional has been inscribed in the World Intangible Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO in 2009. Learning and appreciating this unique oriental art can help calm and heal one’s mind. The contest aims to promote Fai Chun culture that is expressed with Chinese Calligraphy.
Our first “Youth Fai Chun Calligraphy Contest” promotes the peace message and encourage young people to participate in writing Chinese Calligraphy. We hope that this event will be able to bring liveliness in the wake of spring, and echo the opportunity of “resurrection” and a great start for 2021.
Within 17 SDGs, Calligraphy for Peace is related to with the third SDG, “good health and well-being” on account of the relaxing nature of Chinese Calligraphy. Participants relieve their stress after taking part in our Youth “Fai Chun” Calligraphy Contest. Also, this activity achieves the fourth and the eleventh SDGs, which are respectively quality education and sustainable cities and communities. Being a kind of World Intangible Cultural Heritage, Chinese Calligraphy can maintain the Chinese tradition and encourage the peace message.