Vegetarian Tasting Event at the 1st Denmark & China Dragon Boat Race Festival, Guan Yin Citta Denmark Chapter
On June 24, 2018, the 1st Denmark & China Dragon Boat Race Festival to commemorate mutual friendship between Denmark and China made its debut in Copenhagen, Denmark. Eighteen dragon boat teams from Chinese embassy, local communities and rowing clubs participated in the competition. More than 500 people attended the event. Shiren Zhao, the Chargé d’affaires from the Chinese Embassy in Denmark, was invited to deliver a speech at the opening ceremony.
As one of the most influential organizations served to local communities, the Guan Yin Citta Buddhism Association in Denmark attended the event, with the aim to promote Plant-Based Diet and Buddhism. Volunteers from Guan Yin Citta prepared a wide variety of delicious vegetarian dishes for the guests in the event. Many people were impressed with the amazing taste of the vegetarian food. And in the meantime, volunteers were passing out flyers and pamphlets to the crowds, telling them the nutritional benefits and spiritual impact of the food choice on their lives.
The event was wrapped up with the award ceremony, by presenting awards to the winning team after four rounds of competition. People are looking forward to the festival continuing to be one of the most exciting summer events in future years.