Date: February, 22, 2017 09:35 Age: 239 days
Chinese Movie Night – Chinese New Year Celebration and to Welcome the Lantern Festival
The Confucius Institute at The University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) held the Chinese New Year Celebration and the Welcome of the Lantern Festival on the 9th of February 2017.
There were about one hundred local people and students of USP that attended this event. They watched the videos that introduced Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival and gained knowledge and understandings on Chinese traditional festivals. In the interactive session, CI teacher prepared interesting cultural questions and everybody competed to answer the questions. Some of the answers were so funny that the theater filled with joyful atmosphere. The red packets which had candies inside were given as tokens of appreciation, and everybody experienced the traditions of Chinese New Year through the game.
After the Q&A session, we watched the movie called <war warriors> which was directed by Wu Jing. The audiences marveled at different kinds of advanced military equipment when they appeared on the screen and laughed at the funny parts of the movie. After watching the movie, everybody enjoyed Chinese traditional food spring rolls and the activity ended with happy laughter and cheerful voices.
“Movie Night” is one of Chinese New Year celebration activities of CI-USP, the purpose of “Movie Night” is to show and display Chinese movies to the Fijian audiences, and also to provide a good opportunity for people in Fiji to know China in different aspects.
On the occasion of the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival, the staffs of CI-USP wish all a sweet and happy Chinese new year.