Confucius Institute Day

Event Date(s): 27/09/2014

Location: Brian Lara Promenade, Port-of-Spain

The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine established a Confucius Institute in Trinidad and Tobago on October 23, 2013.   

On that date, the St. Augustine Confucius Institute became one of over 400 of these unique non-profit public institutions established by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (HANBAN) for the promotion of Chinese language and culture.  

The global network of Confucius Institutes celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Our local Confucius Institute would like to celebrate this event and their first anniversary with a day of activities on September 27, 2014. This is a celebration that takes place simultaneously throughout the world.  

From 10am-4pm on Saturday September 27, at the Brian Lara Promenade, Port-of-Spain, the Confucius Institute will treat the public to a wide range of exciting cultural activities on Confucius Institute Day!

Admission is free.  





Lion and Dragon Dance


Performance of traditional Chinese lion and dragon dances.

This opens the entire event.

One-hour performance slot, from 10am to 11am.


Chinese Food Demo


Participants can taste the diversity of Chinese food.  


Running from 11am to 1pm.


Chinese Taster Class


Short 15-20 minute taster sessions of Chinese class, to teach basic phrases to participants.  

At least 15 participants per session.

Running all day in 15-20 minute shifts, from 10am to 4pm.

Calligraphy Demo


Interactive calligraphy station manned by an expert who can teach basic strokes to participants using brushes, water and water-writing cloth.  


Running all day from 10am to 4pm.

Message Wall


Stretch of paper- or cloth-covered board on which participants can write messages. The person in charge helps participants write desired message in Chinese.  


Running all day from 10am to 4pm.

Stroke-Order Jigsaw


Participants are called upon to reassemble Chinese characters broken into separate strokes, using the correct stroke order. 

Drop in.

Running all day from 10am to 4pm.

Martial Arts Demo


Approximately one-hour-long sessions of basic martial arts guided by an expert.  

About 15 participants per session.

Running all day in 60-minute shifts from 10am to 4pm.


Time-Travel Snapshot


Standing boards portraying famous Chinese historical figures with faces cut out for participants to step into.  

Polaroid photos will be handed to the participants.  


Running all day from 10am to 4pm.

For further info: please call Ms. Meghan Ghent at 662-2002 ext. 83213

Open to: | General Public |


  • Ms. Meghan Ghent

  • Tel.: 662-2002 ext. 83213