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LSBU celebrates the Year of the Sheep

19 February 2015
Chinese temple

LSBU marked Spring Festival, the biggest national holiday in China, with a celebration of the Year of the Sheep and a showcase of Chinese culture last night on campus

London South Bank University (LSBU) has marked Chinese New Year with a cultural celebration organised by the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Student's Union, LSBU's International Office, and Chinese Students and Scholars Association.

The event showcased a variety of traditional Chinese cultural traditions, and included a Chinese folk instrument performance, as well as a traditional folk dance and martial arts demonstration.

Chinese New Year, also known as 'Spring Festival,' is the biggest national holiday in China. The festival is celebrated on the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. This twelve-year lunar cycle is associated with the Chinese zodiac – each year is represented by a different animal. 2015 is Year of The Sheep.

The Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine is a partnership between LSBU and two China-based institutions – Harbin Normal University and Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. As well as teaching Chinese language and culture, the LSBU Confucius Institute has a particular focus on Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Institute delivers a programme of Chinese language and culture lessons in 53 schools across London.

In 2014 LSBU's Confucius Institute was the first in the UK to be awarded 'model institute' status.

The LSBU Confucius Institute is holding a series of events across London to celebrate Chinese New Year. 

To find out more, visit the LSBU Confucius Institute website.

 
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