Culture for lunch: Chinese Traditional Festivals

Date: 

October 30, 2012 - 12:15pm

Location: 

1117 UCC
http://www.uiowa.edu/~maps/u/ucc1.htm

Contact Name: 

Erin Mullins

Contact Phone: 

319-335-3857

Feed your hunger for Chinese culture by joining the Confucius Institute at the University of Iowa for a mini lecture series this fall, “Chinese Culture for Lunch".  Through China’s many thousands years of history, all kinds of festivals have been adopted and have become the stuff of tradition. They become integral elements of Chinese culture. Currently, the major national statutory holidays are Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival, and Mid–Autumn Festival. From the culture of daily life, we can explore the traditional ideas of the Chinese people, and we can also better understand the origin of modern Chinese thought. Bring your lunch if you’d like!