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The AUM CI and Central Alabama Association of Chinese will present their Chinese Lunar New Year celebration on March 1st at 2:30 p.m. in Alcazar Shriners where guests will enjoy traditional Chinese delicacies and entertainment.

The dragon dance was performed at the beginning of the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race and Festival reception which was held at AUM and sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the Central Alabama Association of Chinese.

AUM's Confucius Institute Day was on Sept. 26th and included a movie, culture and language stations, a luncheon with tradition Chinese performances,and the ribbon cutting of our new Chinese Experience Center.

During AUM's WOW (Weeks of Welcome) events, the Confucius Institute hosted a Tea Ceremony where students able to try traditional Chinese snacks and tea.

Auburn Montgomery's Confucius Institute just completed its summer camps in China. Students studied the Chinese language, Chinese culture, and visited tourist attractions including the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Three Gorges Dam during their trip.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year

The Auburn University at Montgomery Confucius Institute (AUM CI) and the Central Alabama Association of Chinese (CAAC) will present their colorful, musical, and much anticipated Chinese Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday, March 1st. The celebration performance will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Alcazar Shriners, 555 Eastern Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36117, followed by a joyful and delicious Chinese dinner featuring traditional Chinese New Year delicacies and entertainment. Among the highlights is a performance on the guzheng (the traditional Chinese zither) by Daisy Wu, an award-winning professional Chinese musician who is currently a visiting professor at Alfred University. The Chinese Spring Festival traditionally begins on the first day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar and ends with the Lantern Festival on the 15th day. The last day before the New Year begins, Chinese New Year's Eve, is a day where families gather for their annual reunion dinner. This year, the Spring Festival falls on February 19 and launches the year of the Sheep.

For more information about the Confucius Institute and the festival celebration, contact our Dean Dr. Eric Yang at 334-344-3955, wyang@aum.edu or Ms. Na Li, Confucius Institute Event Coordinator at 334-244-3624, nli@aum.edu.

Women announcing at Spring Festival
Chinese Flower Dance at CI Day