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The Festival of Lights
Date: 15-17 November 2010 

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Global Lounge

The Festival of Lights

Lanterns and candles illuminating the night sky feature in festivals around the world. They have many meanings: the triumph of good over evil, of light over dark, of joy over despair. They may also mark the end of a plentiful harvest, or signify an act of repentance. Come and experience how the Festival of Lights is celebrated in five different lands: Mid-Autumn Festival in China, Diwali in India, the Lotus Lantern Festival in Korea, Lucia in Sweden, and Loy Krathong in Thailand.
All events are held in the Global Lounge, Fong Shu Chuen Amenities Centre, The University of Hong Kong.

Monday, November 15
12 pm to 1 pm
Chinese Lantern Making Workshop

Tuesday, November 16
5 pm to 6 pm
Diwali Arts and Light Workshop

Wednesday, November 17
1 pm to 2 pm
Thai Krathong Workshop
Swedish Lucia Workshop

Wednesday, November 17
3.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Korean Lotus Lantern Workshop

Wednesday, November 17
5.30 pm
Booths open

Wednesday, November 17
6 pm to 7 pm
Thai Traditional Dance
K-pop Dance
Chinese Instrumental Performance
Indian Traditional Dance
Swedish Lucia Procession

Wednesday, November 17
7.20 pm
Serving of traditional snacks

All are welcome. Free of charge.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Cice Chan ( 4403).

The Festival of Lights is co-organised by the Global Lounge and the School of Modern Languages, and is supported by the Chinese Culture Communication Association, HKU (CCC), the Chinese Students & Scholars Association - Undergraduate Department, HKU (CSSAUD), the HKU Indian Student Ambassadors, and the Church of Sweden.

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