Durban is renowned for its great diversity of languages and cultures. Every September, Durban’s “Heritage Month” celebrations demonstrate the diversified languages and rich cultures in this beautiful city.
To observe this magnificent month and to celebrate the 2nd Global Confucius Institute Day and “2015 the year of China in South Africa”, DUT and its Confucius Institute (CI) hosted a grand function at Essenwood Park in Musgrave on September 26. More than 500 people from DUT and locals experienced an amazing Chinese language and culture in a beautiful Durban spring day. The whole-day theme function includes two sections: writing Chinese characters and experiencing Chinese culture, incorporating eight theme events in different programmes, among which are Chinese calligraphy writing, Chinese martial arts demonstration, Chinese tea ceremony and tea tasting, traditional Chinese and South African dance performance, Chinese food tasting, Chinese folk costume show and cross-time-and-space photo-taking.
Pictured here are two DUT CI students experiencing traditional Chinese wedding ceremony.
Picture credit: Eddie Chaobo Fu.