Chinese New Year of the Ox

Determination, resilience and faith are embodied in the zodiac animal for the coming year. As the Year of the Ox approaches, we hope the new year will inspire us all to tackle the challenges that still remain head on. 

Join the Confucius Institute for Scotland and the team virtually for a range of activities to mark the arrival of the Year of the Ox which starts on 12 February 2021. Don’t miss your Chinese New Year essentials, including how to prepare for the Chinese New Year, how to write 福 (fú, luck),  say Chinese New Year greetings or wrap the traditional delicacy 饺子 (jiaǒzi, dumplings). Although we cannot gather together to celebrate the New Year together, we hope to bring you a flavour of the celebration online.

THE CHINA-SCOTLAND BUSINESS AWARDS AND CHINESE BURNS SUPPER 2021

15.30-17.00, 4 February 2021 on Zoom

The Confucius Institute for Scotland is working with the China Britain Business Council Scotland once again this year on the unique Chinese Burns Supper event where we celebrate the two cultures and heritages together. This online event is free and you can register for it HERE.  

NEW TUNES FOR THE NEW YEAR

Chinese New Year’s Day, 12 February 2021

Celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Ox and exploring the ties between China and Scotland, the Institute’s music curator Kimho Ip, together with Filip Davidse, combined the sounds of the traditional Chinese yangqin and saxophone to create inter-cultural dialogues that reflect the subtle nuances between the cultures. The two new pieces, Winter Is It Past and Delivering Grain, by the Filipkimho Duo were commissioned by the Institute for the Chinese New Year 2021. 

VIRTURAL EVENT: A GLIMPSE INTO CHINESE NEW YEAR

13.00-14.00, Tuesday, 16 February or 17.00-18.00, Friday, 19 February on Zoom 

Join this fun-filled quiz and game session to learn more about the Chinese New year. Combining language and culture activities, this session celebrates the traditional Chinese New Year and covers all the basics about the Chinese New Year. 

The event is free and family friendly, but booking essential. Please reserve your place at Eventbrite.

The Confucius Institute for Scotland wishing you a healthy, peaceful and fulling new year 2021!