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Celebrating Chinese Culture

See the Mizzou Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.

We are pleased to organize celebrations of Chinese holidays for the MU and Columbia communities. We also enjoy presenting cultural artifacts, paper cutting and ink painting at several festivals throughout the year.

Chinese New Year Showcase

Jan. 27, 2017

Experience an ancient Chinese festival through the eyes of local students. The program will feature students from across Columbia sharing a selection of poetry, music, dance and drama in Mandarin and English.

Lantern Day

Feb. 6, 2017

Make your own Chinese lantern, solve riddles and eat Chinese snacks during this celebration.

Chinese Youth Film Festival

April 26–29, 2017

Explore contemporary Chinese culture through movie during our Chinese Youth Film Festival. Chinese feature films will be shown with English subtitles. The films selected tell the stories of young adults and coming of age in modern China.

Chinese Food Festival

May 2017

Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine from several different regions. Learn about the spices and techniques used in preparing traditional dishes. Experience a taste of China.

China Forum

Sept. 21, 2017

In celebration of Global Confucius Institute Day, this forum includes workshops presented by guest speakers and sessions covering connections between China’s history and its culture today.

Museum Day

Sept. 23, 2017

Join us for a cup of tea or try your hand at traditional ink painting or papercutting during the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s Museum Day.

Mid-Autumn Festival

Oct. 4, 2017

Also known as the Moon Festival, this is a special time for celebration when families gather to spend time together, watching the full moon and being thankful for the harvest. Bring your family and a picnic blanket for moon gazing and traditional treats on the front lawn of Mizzou North.

Archaeology Day

Oct. 14, 2017

Learn about some of China’s archaeological wonders: Great Wall, Terra Cotta Warriors, Leshan Buddha and more. Presented in partnership with the Museum of Art and Archaeology.

Dumpling Festival

Oct. 19, 2017

The Columbia Friends of China host this festival every year. Support the organization, enjoy an authentic Chinese meal and appreciate a selection of artistic entertainment.

Homecoming Parade

Oct. 22, 2017

Watch for the Confucius Institute during MU’s annual homecoming parade. We will be in costume and performing ethnic dances.