Confucius Institute at Tajikistan Nationality University holds Mid-Autumn Festival celebration

[Source]    Confucius Institute at Tajikistan Nationality University [Time]    2014-10-24 16:16:48 

On the afternoon of September 8, 2014, over 80 teachers and students of the Confucius Institute at Tajikistan Nationality University (CITNU) held a gathering on the theme of “Sharing the Same Happy Festival Time” in the hall on the ground floor of the Confucius Institute building to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.

This event consisted of three parts, a lecture on Mid-Autumn Festival, students’ performance and games. Students participating in this event not only felt the strong festival atmosphere, but also had a better understanding of Chinese culture through interactive activities.

Mr. Liao Dun explaining Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival to the students

This event started with a lecture on the origin and custom of Mid-Autumn Festival by Mr. Liao Dun, Deputy Director of the CITNU. After the lecture, students asked many interesting questions and conducted discussions with Mr. Liao in a joyful atmosphere.

A student performing on a hulusi (cucurbit flute)

Then, students celebrated the festival through various performances, such as hulusi (cucurbit flute) performance, singing, Tajik dances, and so on.

A student playing a game using chopsticks

Afterwards, students showed even more enthusiasm in the games. In the “chopsticks contest”, students were all eager to show their skills with chopsticks; in the game of charades, students wished they could use all the Chinese words they have learned; while playing “passing the secret”, students, greatly excited and nervous, tried their best to remember what they have been told.

After the activities, teachers and students of the Confucius Institute gathered to taste the mooncakes. Many students said that Chinese traditional culture is very interesting, and hoped that more of such celebration would be held in the future so that everyone can experience the profound Chinese culture.

Story by Bu Cong

Photo by Liao Dun


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