On October 1, 2020, the Confucius Institute at Assumption University (CIAU) held the Mid Autumn Festival Celebration at Assumption University’s Suvarnabhumi Campus; actively joined in by the AU administrators, CIAU officers and other staff.
The celebrants enjoyed the hand-on session helping each other in making the moon cakes. The Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important festival in China, second only to the Spring Festival. The festival takes place on the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese traditional calendar, marking the middle of autumn, thus receiving such name. On the 15th day of the eighth month, the moon is much fuller and brighter than in other times of the year. People look into the sky at the moon for guidance, reuniting with one’s family. By means of the moon, people traveling from distant places send their thoughts and feeling to their relatives. Therefore, the Mid-Autumn Festival is also called the Festival of Reunion. The Confucius Institute at Assumption University.
The Confucius Institute at Assumption University (CIAU), was established on September 12, 2015, and its Chinese partner is Tianjin University of Science & Technology. CIAU is active in teaching Chinese language and culture, training local Chinese language teachers, holding Chinese proficiency tests. CIAU provides Chinese language courses such as Beginners Chinese,Intermediate Chinese, Advanced Chinese and HSK Training for teachers and students of AU. It also provides Chinese cultural courses such as Chinese painting, calligraphy, chess, Guzheng, Chinese songs and Chinese TV series and movies. Chinese language and culture courses have been widely welcomed by teachers and students of AU.