The Confucius Institute invites the UT campus and greater Toledo community to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, the second grandest gala in China, Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union Ingman Room.
“The festival will feature activities, free food and prizes,” said Xinren Yu, international programs coordinator for the Center for International Studies and Programs. “Attendees will be able to learn about this traditional Chinese festival and experience different aspects of the Chinese culture. We will teach you how to make a Chinese lantern.”
Activities will include Chinese knot-making; Chinese bracelet-making; paper cutting and folding; Chinese calligraphy; and a Chinese tea ceremony.
“We prepared lots of prizes for participants to win and a Chinese lunch buffet for those who get involved. It’s going to be a perfect event to stop by between classes,” Yu said.
The Confucius Institute at The University of Toledo serves northwest Ohio by providing education in Chinese language and culture, and supports the development of China-related scholarly research and academic programs. It also offers opportunities for cultural exchanges between China and the United States.
Follow the Confucius Institute on Facebook @utci2009 to learn more about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or call 419.530.7750 for additional information.