Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University held an activity of Mid-Autumn Festival

On 4th October, the 15th day of the eighth month according to Chinese lunar calendar, the Confucius Institute at Stellenbosch University (CISU) held a cultural event to introduce Mid-Autumn Festival to second-year students at Department of Modern Foreign Languages. 

At the beginning, teacher, Suzie He with CISU, introduced the origin, moral and legends of Mid-autumn Festival. Two new volunteer teachers performed the story of Chang’e and Houyi out vividly.

Then, Suzie introduced customs of the festival to students and taught them poems related to moons. Students were also provided with mooncakes, the desert that every Chinese needs to eat on Mid-Autumn Festival.

The activity ended up with a wonderful song. The students have a deeper understanding of how Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and the meaning of family reunion that it conveys. Their interest in Chinese traditional culture was enhanced considerably via this event.

Sincerely wish you have a happy holiday on this gathering day!