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Celebrating the Spring Festival of the Year of Snake 2013 and Experiencing the Chinese Culture

Date: February, 18, 2013 08:19 Age: 5 yrs

On February 1st, a Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Party was co-hosted by the Women’s Group of Chinese Embassy in Fiji and the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific(CI-USP).

欢庆蛇年新春•体验中国文化

——记南太平洋大学孔子学院春节文化系列活动

On February 1st, a Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Party was co-hosted by the Women’s Group of Chinese Embassy in Fiji and the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific(CI-USP). More than 30 guests including the outstanding female scholars at USP,  female diplomats and wives of the Chinese Embassy and teachers and students of CI-USP got together to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year 2013- the Year of Snake.

Chancery of Chinese Embassy was decorated with Chinese traditional couplets and lanterns to welcome the distinguished guests.

2月1日,中国驻斐济大使馆妇女小组与南太平洋大学孔子学院联合举办了主题为“欢庆蛇年新春•体验中国文化”联欢会。来自大使馆妇女小组的外交官、南太平洋大学妇女代表以及孔子学院师生30余人欢聚一堂共同庆祝即将到来的中国传统节日——春节。

 

At the beginning of the party, Madame Tong Xiaoling, wife of the Ambassador and head of the Women's Group presented a welcome address and gave her best wishes to all the guests for their new year. Later, Dr. Akanisi, the Dean of Faculty of Art, Language and Education made a speech on behalf of all the guests to extend her gratitude for the invitation and shared her interesting experience when visited China in last December.

下午三点,中国驻斐济大使馆会客厅张灯结彩,喜气洋洋,年味十足。

驻斐济使馆大使夫人、妇女小组组长佟晓玲首先致欢迎辞,向到场的各位嘉宾表示热烈的欢迎并送上新年的祝福。随后,南太平洋大学文法教育学院院长阿卡妮西博士代表南太平洋大学的受邀嘉宾向主办方表示感谢并分享了自己在中国的愉快经历。

 A teacher of CI-USP introduced the origin of Spring Festival, Chinese Zodiacs and its related customs and conventions. The guests were then invited to do the Chinese Paper-cutting “FU” and make dumplings under instructions. The lively atmosphere permeates to every corner of the Chancery.

随后,南太平洋大学孔子学院的教师向现场嘉宾介绍了中国春节的来历、生肖及风俗习惯并与嘉宾一起剪“”字、包饺子。现场一片其乐融融的愉快景象。

Chinese Director of CI-USP Professor Denggui Li also made a short speech to give his sincere appreciation to both the Chinese Embassy and the USP for their continuous support and greeted the Chinese New Year. Later, wife of the Vice Chancellor of USP Mrs. Chandra showed the guests the calendar which characterizes her own design and pictures shot in China. In the end, all the guests were invited to join Madame Tong Xiaoling to greet each other Happy Spring Festival in Chinese.

活动进行中,南太平洋大学孔子学院中方院长李登贵教授受邀致辞,他衷心感谢一直以来中国大使馆及南太平洋大学对孔子学院的帮助和支持,同时向全体嘉宾及家人送上了新春的祝福。南太平洋大学校长夫人在随后的讲话中,向现场嘉宾介绍了她亲自设计制作并附有她本人在中国拍摄的照片的台历。字里行间流露着校长夫人对中国的喜爱。

最后,全体嘉宾应佟晓玲女士的邀请一起用中文向大家拜年为活动划上了一个圆满的句号。

Each guest was given a cultural package with a Chinese character “FU” made by CI-USP teachers as a gift wishing them a peaceful year.

到场的每位嘉宾都得到了包括由南太大学孔子学院教师们亲手剪出的“”字在内的的春节文化礼包。

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