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Hatching Dragons Barbican Nursery-Confucius Birthday Celebration

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1 Viscount Street

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Welcome to Hatching Dragons' Nursery Cultural Extravaganza for September - Confucius Birthday Celebration!

29th September 2017 Friday 15.30-17.00

Hatching Dragons Nursery, Barbican, 1 Viscount Street, London, EC1Y 0AA

What's it all about?

Confucius day is our day to celebrate the life and philosophy of one of Chinas greatest thinkers, Kongzi (September 28, 551 BC – 479 BC). He is a prevalent thinker in China's Spring and Autumn period, the period in which most of China's lasting philosophical traditions (Legalism, Taoism, Mohism etc, all sprung up...the same time that Hellenic thought was emerging over in Europe...and Abraham in the Middle East...wonder what the heck was happening in the world at that time?!?!?!). Kongzi set up a system of government that was the progenitor of the modern civil service that is found in every country today, even though he instituted it as a concept back in 400 BCE. Fascinating isn't it?

What do we do?

It is customary in Chinese culture for parents to bring certain items with them for this festival, items that are symbols for the Confucian qualities we hope our children will demonstrate in the coming year....celery芹菜(diligent)、green onion葱( wisdom)、Rice cake年糕(progress)、calligraph sets文房四宝(Four treasures)

What activities will be happening in the nursery?

During this event, you will be introduced with his famous quotation and philosophy, and to have fun in our activities. Things that the children will be learning in the build up to our celebration include:


Timetable for the day

15:30-15:40

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15:40-16:10

展示供品 Bring in offerings

制作鹅毛扇 Making Feather fan

装扮 Children Dressing

许愿树 Wishing tree

抖空竹 Shake empty bambooold

七巧板 Tangram

吹乒乓球 Blowing table tennis

16:10-16:30

祭孔仪式Confucius Ritual Ceremony

祭孔舞Confucius Ritual Dance

16:30-17:00

庆祝晚宴Celebration Dinner


Please notice that we have very limited space for buggies, please make sure all buggies are foldable (e.g. McLarens). Buggies and prams that are considered too big to accommodate will be rejected on the grounds of Health and Safety so please do consider slings and other forms of transportation for your young one! Thanks.



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