Hangzhou EduCare au pairs enjoyed a trip to Deqing for the annual flower festival, a huge celebration of the local flora and culture.
Every year in spring, the small county of Deqing hosts a spectacular flower festival on the peaceful Xiazhu wetlands and ancient town.
This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate the start of spring, with dances, singing, traditional dresses and beautiful flower displays.
Our EduCare au pairs had the opportunity to dress up in traditional local outfits, including these beautiful blue dresses.
Different regions across China each have their own distinctive dress, resulting a colourful display of Chinese culture. Nowadays, fewer and fewer people are choosing to wear these traditional clothes on an everyday basis, but they are still very popular among tourists and at cultural celebrations.
Once they had dressed the part, the au pairs joined the cultural parade around the Xiazhu lake, enjoying the beautiful wetland scenery and ancient Song dynasty bridges.
Our EduCare programs provide an unparalleled insight into Chinese culture, with a fully immersive homestay experience supplemented by language classes and cultural activities.
In return for teaching the child of your host family English, and occasionally assisting with light housework, you will receive all this for free, as well as a small monthly allowance or flight tickets!