Global Confucius Institute Day celebrated in Sofia

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-30 19:14:12|Editor: Yang Yi
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SOFIA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Confucius Institute in Sofia Saturday celebrated the Global Confucius Institute Day for the fourth consecutive year.

During the nearly four-hour event held in the institute's courtyard in one of the busiest places in the Bulgarian capital city, various cultural activities were arranged including tea tasting, quiz and performance of Chinese martial arts, calligraphy and paper cutting.

For the visitors interested in Chinese learning, a Chinese class was available on spot in addition to the information about the activities of the Confucius Institute and Chinese language courses.

Ge Zhiqiang, Chinese Director of the Confucius Institute in Sofia, said at the opening ceremony that more and more people in Bulgaria are interested in Chinese language and culture. Some 20 schools and universities with nearly 2,000 people studying Chinese language are under the guidance of Confucius Institute in Sofia.

Confucius Institute in Sofia was established in 2006. In 2015, it opened its new building and became one of the 14 model Confucius Institutes worldwide.