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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

Feb. 23, 2018

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

March 2, 2018

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

Chinese Youth Film Festival

Spring 2018

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

Spring 2018

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

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. 5, 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.

Dumpling Festival

Oct. 26, 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.