Confucius Institute at Kathmandu University holds celebration of Chinese Lantern and Nepali Holi festivals

[Source]    the Confucius Institute and the School of Management at Kathmandu University [Time]    2015-03-25 20:17:12 
 

On the afternoon of March 4, 2015, the Confucius Institute and the School of Management at Kathmandu University jointly held the celebration of Lantern and Holi festivals. March 5, 2015 is the day of both China’s Lantern Festival and Nepal’s Holi Festival which represents the beginning of spring. The celebration was attended by over 200 people, including Subas K.C, Dean of the School of Management at Kathmandu University, faculty and staff of the School, as well as teachers and students of the Confucius Institute.

The celebration was divided into three parts: an introduction to traditional Chinese festivals, talent show, and guessing lantern riddles. Teachers of the Confucius Institute gave an introduction to the origin and customs of the Chinese Lantern Festival, which was interspersed with prize-winning quizzes. The audience was able to better understand the meaning of traditional Chinese festivals through the rich Chinese culture and interesting fairy tales contained in those festivals.

Then, students of the Confucius Institute performed Chinese Kung Fu and Chinese songs such as You Exist in My Song and My Chinese Heart, which won warm praise and applause from the audience. In the activity of guessing lantern riddles, the audience and the working staff competed with one another to answer the riddles, creating a very exciting scene.


Performance of Chinese Kung Fu

The celebration enhanced local people’s understanding of traditional Chinese festivals and culture, promoted the friendship and exchanges between the Confucius Institute and the School of Management at Kathmandu University, and made contributions to the future development of the Confucius Institute.

Text/photo: Liu Qiuhua/Wang Anqi

 
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