Day 13: A UDHR Connection
Xizhou is a place overfilling with culture and tradition, and this is clearly shown and expressed during the New Years, in which we were present. The events are all held in the square, Sifangjie, or a very public and open place. The people are very open to all, and welcome everyone even if they aren't local. It is very common for a group of tourists, foreigners, or students to join in the festivities. Oftentimes, these events are advertised in public places in forms of posters or wall propaganda which increases the amount of people. People in Xizhou are advancing in technology, but still keeping traditional methods. For example, there are certainly many more motorbikes and cars around, but it isn't uncommon to see a horse-cart clopping around the road with some tourist passengers. There are also many other examples of technological development. With the case of less rainfall, a water system had to be implemented. Aqueducts to transport water up and down the mountain were used, and shared by all in order to get enough water. Xizhou is a place were culture blooms, and traditions are kept, yet whatever technological advancement shown to Xizou is shared by all who chose to use it.
- Entry 1 – At the end of the first week respond to how you have seen the community support this article from the UDHR.
- Article 27: Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.