Confucius Institute Day at Penylan Library
3 October 2019
On the 26th September Cardiff Confucius Institute held their Confucius Institute Day event, which coincided with European Language Day, at Penylan Library.
Cardiff Confucius Institute was invited to join the event with people from other language backgrounds, in order to promote languages and cultures from around the world. The event was attended by almost 200 people.
The Language Day was organized by Cardiff Central Library to encourage international communication. Different languages such as Mandarin, Welsh, English, French, Spanish etc. were introduced to people and numerous culture activities were held by various groups and organizations.
The Confucius Institute provided various experiences on the day, including; an introduction to Mandarin, Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Tai Chi, Tea Ceremony, Paper-cutting and Lantern-making.
Towards the end of the event, a local band whose members came from various countries sang songs to encourage people to embrace international communication.
Lin Lifang, the Academic Director of Cardiff Confucius Institute was invited to join them to perform the famous Chinese traditional song Jasmine Flower in Mandarin.
Both the library staff and attendees said they enjoyed the event very much.