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Discover China at Global Confucius Institute Day

photo of father and son at 2017 Confucius Institute Day booth
UK Confucius Institute's fourth annual Global Confucius Institute Day will take place from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Stoll Field.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2018) — Join the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) as it transports Central Kentuckians to the Far East for a day of Chinese arts and culture, all conveniently located on UK’s campus. The institute’s fourth annual Global Confucius Institute Day will take place from noon-3 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 29, at Stoll Field, located next to the Gatton Student Center parking lot. This event is free and open to the public.

Visitors will have the opportunity to try Chinese calligraphy; try on traditional Chinese costumes; demonstrate their prowess in a chopsticks skill competition; and enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. In addition, participants will be able to experience Tai Chi and Kung Fu demonstrations as well as traditional Chinese musical performances and various workshops throughout the day.

In addition to its traditional offerings, this year’s Global Confucius Institute Day will feature numerous local and campus organizations representing people of different international backgrounds, with the goal of highlighting the internationalization work that UK leads across Lexington, the Commonwealth and beyond.

Serving as the Kentucky’s gateway to China, the UK Confucius Institute seeks to enhance individuals’ understanding of China through programs and partnerships that center on Chinese language, culture, arts and business and support universities, K-12 schools, and communities throughout the Commonwealth.

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