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Mid-Autumn Festival / Confucius Day

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for Chinese people to get together with family and friends, celebrate the harvest, eat mooncakes, and enjoy the full moon. Also known as the Moon Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival occurs around the same time as the birthday of Confucius, which is traditionally celebrated on September 28.

Each year, the UB Confucius Institute celebrates both events with a series of activities that includes concerts, cultural displays, school presentations, and art and photo competitions. In 2015, we hosted

  • a concert by musicians from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing
  • a lecture on the Flying Tigers to commemorate American and Chinese collaboration on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II
  • a festival at UB featuring food, music, photo competition, t-shirt design competition, calligraphy demonstrations, and “Chinese in 10 minutes” language classes.