Confucius Institute Joins in the Student Party at St George’s College 孔子学院参与圣乔治学院学生聚会

There is a tradition in Hong Kong where university students hold a party before every exam. This party is called ‘Superpass’ and is meant to bring good luck as well as relax students. To celebrate this tradition St George’s College invited the UWA Confucius Institute to join in some cultural activities with their students including dumpling making and Chinese calligraphy.

The Confucius Institute volunteers and teachers enjoyed sharing in these activities with both local and Hong Kong exchange students who will soon be returning home. About 200 dumplings were made which were then sent to the kitchen to form part of the dinner later that night. Calligraphy was also a big hit with the students. Some Hong Kong students were pros at it and assisted the Confucius Institute conduct this activity as there were so many students interested in it. Students wrote their names as well as well wishes for the exam on red paper.

As students enter the exam period the Confucius Institute hopes the dumplings (symbolising good fortune in China) and the Calligraphy (which had lucky words written on auspicious red paper) brings them the very best of luck.

香港大学生有学期大考前举办“Superpass”派对的传统,让大家在考试轻松一下、并祝愿顺利通过考试。

为了丰富这个聚会,圣乔治学院邀请西澳大学孔子学院支持。孔子学院的部分教师和志愿者为聚会带来两个活动:与学院的学生和即将回家的香港学生一起包饺子和写书法。大家包的约200个饺子送到厨房,作为晚餐的一部分。

书法活动很受学生们欢迎,有的香港学生还很擅长,他们和孔子学院的教师和志愿者一起指导当地学生写毛笔字。学生们在红纸上写他们的名字、美好的考试祝福词。

期末考试在即,孔子学院希望有好运寓意的饺子和写在红纸上的祝福吉言为每个学生带来好运。

(Photo courtesy of Hongwei Wu)

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