Experience the Chinese culture and tradition during the Augusta University Confucius Institute annual Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival and Confucius Institute Day, a free event being held Monday, Oct. 2, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom.
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar, a harvest festival traditionally celebrated with family and friends. “Confucius Institute Day” commemorates the anniversary of Confucius Institutes all over the world and the birthday of Confucius, the ancient scholar whose philosophy is widely considered the foundation of Chinese culture even to this day.
This year’s events will include a Kung Fu demonstration, musical entertainment, and a presentation on the applications of tai chi in allied health by Dr. Alex Chiu, senior program manager for the Office of Research and Development at the Department of Veterans Affairs. People will also have a chance to taste Chinese moon cakes and participate in a Chinese lantern competition. Students interested in participating in the Best AU Lantern Competition should email Yilin Lou at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information about this event, visit the Confucius Institute or call 706-721-8399.