Date: February, 22, 2017 09:50 Age: 297 days
Happy Spring Festival—CI-USP Lautoka Campus Celebrated Chinese Spring Festival
On 10th of February 2017, the Confucius Institute at the University of the South Pacific (CI-USP) Lautoka Campus held a cultural function to celebrate the Chinese New Year of Rooster. Dr. Pramila Devi, Director of USP Lautoka Campus attended the function and gave a speech.
Chinese lectures and students in CI-USP Lautoka Campus presented Chinese Tea Ceremony and then invited participants to taste it. Chinese Paper-cutting was also demonstrated by Chinese language course students. All the participants took part in paper-cutting with scissors and colorful papers provided and followed the instructions given by CI-USP teachers. Two CI Scholarship students introduced their trip in China and the cultural difference between China and Fiji.
In the last part of the function, a lot of questions on China and Chinese culture were prepared for participants and special gifts put in the red envelopes were given for each correct attempt. The students at present were so active in answering the questions that all red packages were given out quickly. After being rewarded, participants enjoyed the traditional Chinese snacks offered by CI-USP.
Through the happiness and laughter, participants had deeper understanding of China and showed great interest in learning Chinese language. The reputation of CI-USP and the influence of Chinese culture on western part of Fiji has been greatly enhanced. During the interview after the function, students expressed their wish to travel and study in China one day.