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The Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT held “The Mid-Autumn Festival – Sino-South Africa Cultural Carnival”


  发布时间: 2015-10-12   信息员:   

In the evening of October 2nd, local time of South Africa, the grand celebration of “The Mid-Autumn Festival – Sino-South Africa Cultural Carnival” hosted by the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT was held in the Arthur Smith Hall of the City Campus of DUT. More than 300 persons from the Government of Durban, DUT, the local communities and the Overseas Chinese communities of Durban attended the celebration, together watched the Chinese and South African cultural and artistic performances brought by the Student Art Troupe of Nanjing University of Science & Technology, Fox Wushu Team of Durban and the local famous Zulu Art Troupe "South Africa Kwamashu Community Art Project: CRE/DANCE Troup", and celebrated the Chinese Traditional Festival.

tasting Chinese food

the spot of the grand celebration

This Chinese and South African Cultural Carnival was presided over by Mr. Alan Khan, the senior executive and Office Manager of the General Administration Office of DUT, who has just gone to China to visit FAFU. Mr. Alan Khan reviewed his successful visit in China, and shared his deep feeling about the China’s traveling. He highly praised the social development and the cultural heritage of China.

 Mr. Alan Khan  presided over the  Carnival

The Head of the Recreation and Culture Bureau of Durban Mr Thembinkosi Ngcobo expressed thanks to the Confucius Institute of DUT for bringing the Chinese traditional art and cultural shows. He said that Durban was always famous for its multi-ethnics and multi-cultures, along with the further development of bilateral relationships and increasingly economic and cultural exchanges, the Chinese elements would add new vitality to the multi-cultural development of Durban. Professor Graham Stuart, the Foreign Director of the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT, expressed his thanks for the performances given by the art troupe of Nanjing University of Science & Technology and the local cultural organizations. He said that this carnival was a cultural feast which combined China and South Africa and would certainly paint an indelible mark on the picture of “2015 South Africa’s Chinese Year”.

The Head of the Recreation and Culture Bureau of Durban Mr Thembinkosi Ngcobo made a speech

It is known that, as an important component of the serial activities for celebrating the “2015 the South Africa’s Chinese Year” and the second “Global Confucius Institute Day”, this Carnival was hosted by the Confucius Institute Headquarters and undertaken by the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT, with the aim to popularize the Chinese language and culture as well as promote the language and cultural exchanges between China and South Africa.

 

Correspondant/Photogragher: the Confucius Institute of FAFU at DUT

Translator: Zheng Wei

Auditor: College of Crop Science   Lu Yunhai

 

 

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