Confucius Institute (CI)
UCC CI Participated in 2023 Cork's St. Patrick's Day Parade
On the 17th of March 2023, UCC Confucius Institute took part in Cork's St. Patrick's Day parade, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of China to the people of Ireland. With over 100 participants in the team, the event was a huge success and provided an excellent opportunity for the Chinese community in Cork to experience the vibrant Irish culture.
The UCC CI team brought to life the beauty of Chinese culture through a range of performances, including a dragon dance, Peking opera masks, traditional clothing, pandas, Chinese drums, Tai Chi, and a children's choir. The performances were enjoyed by the thousands of people who lined the streets of Cork to witness the parade.
The event was not just an opportunity for the Chinese community to showcase their culture, but it also helped to promote cultural exchange between China and Ireland. The event highlighted the shared values of both cultures and provided a platform for the exchange of ideas and traditions.
Overall, UCC CI's participation in the St. Patrick's Day parade was a resounding success and demonstrated the importance of cultural exchange in fostering mutual understanding and appreciation. UCC CI looks forward to continuing its efforts to promote cultural exchange and build bridges between communities in Ireland and China.