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Confucius Institute of University of Coimbra 2018 Chinese Show and Winter Solstice Festival

Publication date: 15-12-2018 10:55

At 17:00 local time on December 14th, the Confucius Institute at the University of Coimbra hosted the 2018 Chinese Show and Winter Solstice Festival at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The guests attending the party included Joaquim Ramos Carvalho, Vice Rector of the University. Teachers from Faculty of Arts and Humanity, Faculty of Psychology and Education Science, International Relations Office and the China-Portuguese National Research Institute, and President of the Portuguese Energy Association and the Vice-President of the China-Portugal Panda Association. The festival was hosted by Chinese and Portuguese volunteers in bilingual. More than 230 people watched the party together.

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Firstly, the Vice Rector of the University, Joaquim Carvalho, on behalf of the School and the Office of the Principal, thanked the guests, professors and audience for their long-term concern and support for the University of Coimbra and the Confucius Institute. He pointed out that the Confucius Institute is a bridge for the communication and learning between Portuguese and Chinese cultures. The Confucius Institute has been actively engaged in cultural communication and academic research while doing a good job of teaching Chinese language and traditional Chinese medicine. At present, he is very grateful for the increasing number of students studying in the Confucius Institute, the rich and varied cultural activities, and the increasing appeal and influence of the Confucius Institute.
After that, the executive director of the Confucius Institute, Zhou Miao, introduced the background, significance and main arrangements of the event. Director Zhou hopes to let more Coimbra people know about the Confucius Institute through the "Chinese Show and Winter Solstice Festival", and join the Confucius Institute's learning team, and enjoy the happiness brought by the party. Before the party began, Huang Zaiwei, the Chinese director of the Confucius Institute, reviewed the work in 2018 and looked forward to the work of 2019.

The party was opened by a song "I am waiting for you in Guizhou".

The Confucius Institute volunteers sang the songs of "Tan Qing Shui He", "Da Yu", "Gao Bai Qi Qiu". The performance of the song and dance "Hong Zhao Yuan" revealed the power and liveliness of youth.

The party set up the game. "You draw I guess" and "Twisted tongue" have been welcomed by everyone.

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The "Thousand Character Classic" recited by the volunteers and the "Poetry Sutra" recited by Mafalda, the "Winter Solstice" and the song "Essence" performed by Portuguese Chinese Middle School students, which further highlight the theme of the party. We returned to the winter solstice and looked back at the beginning of the year. The pupils recited "Yi Qu Er San Li", let the whole university enjoy the charm of the ancient poetry and the charm of the numbers. As a finale performance, the 18th-level freshmen collectively recited the "Three Character Classics", and they also sang together, making the party a curtain call in perfection.

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