Traditional Festival Events

  • 24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about White Dew

    The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. White Dew, (Chinese:¶),

  • 24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about End of Heat

    The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. End of Heat, (Chinese:), the 14th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 23 and ends on Sep 6.

  • Culture Insider: China's Ghost Festival

    The Zhongyuan Festival, also known as Ullambana Festival among Buddhists, falls on the fifteenth day of the seventh lunar month, on Aug 22 this year.

  • 24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Major Heat

    The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Heat, (Chinese:), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 22 and ends August 6.

  • Understand Sentiments of the Ancients in Traditional Poetry during the Dragon Boat Festival Celebration at Confucius Academy

    On June 13th, supported by the Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy, Guiyang Jianyi Kun Qu Opera Club invited opera enthusiasts to the Dragon Boat Festival event at Confucian Academy. Themed with Melodious Kun Qu Opera for the Dragon Boat Festival in the Year of Xinchou, the event aims to spread the culture of Kun Qu Opera and allow more enthusiasts to enter the world of the opera and appreciate its beauty.

  • Understand Sentiments of the Ancients in Traditional Poetry during the Dragon Boat Festival Celebration at Confucius Academy

    On June 13th, supported by the Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy, Guiyang Jianyi Kun Qu Opera Club invited opera enthusiasts to the Dragon Boat Festival event at Confucian Academy. Themed with Melodious Kun Qu Opera for the Dragon Boat Festival in the Year of Xinchou, the event aims to spread the culture of Kun Qu Opera and allow more enthusiasts to enter the world of the opera and appreciate its beauty.

  • Culture Day Folk Art and Intangible Cultural Heritage Program of Guiyang Confucius Academy in Miao Township

    On June 3rd, Suo Xiaoxia, Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy led a delegation to Pingpo Village, Xima Town, Longli County, Qiannan Prefecture, to attend the unveiling ceremony of the Survey Point of Research Base of Excellent Traditional Chinese Culture of Guiyang Confucius Academy and bring the Culture Day folk art and intangible cultural heritage program to local schools. During the ceremony, Director Suo Xiaoxia presented the plaque of the Survey Point to Pingpo Village, Xima Town. Lan Yu, Secretary of the Party Committee of Xima Town, received the plaque and said that Confucius Academy did its best to promote and protect the painting art of Miao nationality in Pingpo Village, Xima Town in the last year. Furthermore, the establishment of the survey site encouraged local villagers, and it would promote the development of relevant industries with culture and then facilitate

  • The Elderly Celebrated Double Ninth Festival by Eating Cakes and Enjoying Chrysanthemum at Confucius Academy

    On Chinas Double Ninth Festival, also referred to as the Chongyang Festival, which fell on October 25 this year, 2020 (Year of Gengzi) Respecting the Elderly Ceremony of Our Festival: Double Ninth Festival of Confucius Academy was held. A total of nine families of three or four generations and nearly one thousand old people reviewed the tradition of respecting the elderly and celebrated the festival with their family members by eating cakes and enjoying chrysanthemum.

  • Tens of Thousands of Citizens Came to Confucius Academy for Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

    On September 13, during the Mid-Autumn Festival, as soon as Guiyang Confucius Academy opened, Fu Jiatong followed the first wave of tourists to participate in the traditional cultural activities of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Guiyang Confucius Academy in 2019. Fu Jiatong is an enthusiastic listener of traditional cultural public welfare lectures in Confucius Academy. It is a habit of his to attend lectures in Confucius Academy, and it is a rare experience to celebrate traditional festival in Confucius Academy.

  • Colorful Activities of Traditional Culture at Guiyang Confucius Academy in Early April

    On April 5, the Spring Breeze Spring Outing Qingming series of cultural activities of Guiyang Confucius Academy kicks off. The colorful activities like Qingming Gathering of Poems, Imitation and Learning of Han Shi Tie (a well-known copybook for calligraphy), traditional interesting sports and competitions

  • The Cultural New Year at Confucius Academy

    The Spring Festival Cultural Temple Fair, which has been held for six consecutive sessions, has attracted more than 70,000 tourists to celebrate the Spring Festival this year, making the 2019 Spring Festival have a new flavor and a sense of the times.This year, Confucius Academy has deconstructed the Book of Family Names and made a totem wall of Family Names through the combination with totem elements. With narrators live explanations, it attracted

  • Eight Thousand Local and Tourists Celebrated the Dragon Boat Festival at Guiyang Confucius Academy

    On June 7, 2019, Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, a celebration of traditional activity at Guiyang Confucius Academy was launched. The abundant and wonderful cultural activities attracted more than 8,000 local tourists and primary and secondary school students to participate in the Dragon Boat Festival research and learning activities of Confucius Academy to share the Dragon Boat Festival and enjoy the rich cultural fragrance

  • Guiyang Confucius Academy Held Respecting the Elderly Ceremony of 2019

    Zhou Yong and Fang Qingying are from a military family with four generations. Mr. Zhou Yong, aged 89, is a winner of the medal in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. They have been married for 63 years and have passed their diamond anniversary. Zhou Guojie, brother of Mr. Zhou Yong, is a member of the Communist Party of China and a revolutionary martyr. Besides, his wife Fang Qingying, the second son Zhou Nianping, and the daughter Zhou Jianyang, are all demobilized military officers of the PLA, and his granddaughter is a veteran. I feel proud and elated for our country seeing the strength of our country. said Mr. Zhou Yong, who watched this years military parade for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. People participating in the ceremony were all touched by the revolutionary spirit passed down from generation to generation in their family.

  • 2019 Annual Report of Confucius AcademyOur Festivals

    As an important part of long history and culture in China, traditional Chinese festivals have their traditional meaning and cultural connotation respectively. In 2019, Guiyang Confucius Academys series of traditional cultural activities, namely Our Festivals, instilled the spirit of the new era into the festivals with cultural elements. In 2019, Confucius Academy was still a resort for holiday among the public. This year, Confucius Academy launched activities for traditional festivals such as Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Tomb Sweeping Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and Double Ninth Festival, attracting 160,000 tourists. It is worth mentioning that 2019 Confucius Academy Spring Festival Temple Fair alone has attracted more than 70,000 citizens and tourists.

  • Online Activity on 24 Solar Terms Held by Guiyang Confucius Academy Enabling You to Spend the Summer Through Drawing Hand Fans

    Great Heat, as the 12th of the 24 solar terms, is the hottest period of a year, according to an ancient book named Introduction to 24 Solar Terms. Since ancient times, Chinese people have held all kinds of folk activities on the first day of Great Heat Period to free themselves from busy farm work and express their hope for future life in hot summers. During the activity, Chen Jialin, associate chairman of Guizhou Federation of Literature and Art Circles and director of China Calligraphers Association, Han Yaming, a professor of the Arts College of Guizhou Minzu University and standing director of Guizhou Artist Association, and Zhou Zhijiang, deputy director and member of the Party Committee of Cultural Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy, were invited to give lectures on the origin and customs of Great Heat as well as culture of Chinese traditional hand fans, and have discussions on connotations of painting on surfaces of hand fans.

  • The 12th Xishan Book Club of Confucius Academy: Appreciating Poems and Songs Played with Guqin on Dragon Boat Festival

    It is always wondered that what kind of cultural traditions and spiritual meaning are behind the rich customs of the Dragon Boat Festival. At the book club, Xiang Youqiang, an associate professor of College of Culture and Media of Guiyang University with a PhD in ancient Chinese literature, talked about the development of these customs and peoples admiration for Qu Yuan, a Chinese poet and politician who lived during the Warring States Period, from the aspects of historical origin, customs and practical significance, and explained the status of Dragon Boat Festival in the history of Chinese culture with poems as examples.

  • Poetry Reading at Confucius Academy during Grain Buds Period

    Grain Buds, the 8th one among the 24 solar terms, is referred to as the prelude to a busy summer. As the event started with a song named The Beginning of Summer (), Dai Qing, a master in reciting, and Zhou Jin, host of the event, stood behind the curtain and led audience into a poetry world with their voice. Then, reciters including Jing Weijian, Zheng Hanyue, Han Honglei, Yang Wenlei, Shen Li and Di Haibo, wearing Hanfu (the traditional costume of the Han-Chinese people), recited classic poems such as An Excursion along the Lotus Pond on a Hot Summer Day while walking up to the audience. Such excellent performance offered the audience an immersive travel to the poetry world where they would have an exploration of the wisdom behind solar terms.

  • Ten Thousand of Citizens Enjoying Themselves During Dragon Boat Festival at Confucius Academy

    On June 18, which is the Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese festival, Guiyang Confucius Academy 2018 Dragon Boat Festival Traditional Cultural Activities kicked off. About ten thousand citizens enjoyed themselves during the festival at Confucius Academy.The activity adopted Enjoy Yourself in Dragon Boat Festival and Travel with Love as the theme. Visitors entered in one after another during the opening time and attended the folk activities

  • 2018 Spring Festival Temple Fair of Confucius Academy Kicks Off, Ten Thousand Couples of New Year Scrolls for Celebration of New Year

    On February 9, the 2018 Our FestivalSpring Festival Cultural Temple Fair of Guiyang Confucius Academy officially opens at Guiyang Longdongbao Airport. 31 calligraphers from Guizhou Calligraphers Association write New Year scrolls and best wishes for tourists at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport and the visitors at the Yiwen Hall of Confucius Academy

  • 2018 Spring Festival Culture Temple Fair of Confucius Academy Attracting Almost 100,000 Visitors

    On February 21, 2018, Our Festival Spring Festival -the Second Phase of Temple Fair of Spring Festival Culture of the Year of Dog of Guiyang Confucius Academy draws the curtain. Since the culture temple fair initiated, about 100,000 visitors have been attracted here.The current temple fair featured with Beautiful Nostalgia

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