2010 Spring Festival Exhibit at Carmel Public Library, Indiana State House & Eli Lilly
The Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is the most important celebration for Chinese people. Reflecting solar and lunar movement, the Spring Festival is fundamentally associated with astronomical calculations of Chinese ancestors that date back more than 2,000 years . Today, the Spring Festival has evolved into an integral part of Chinese traditions that bears the emotional pursuit of Chinese people. This exhibition aims to, through the display of photos and artifacts, offer viewers an opportunity to understand historical evolutions and contemporary changes of the Spring Festival, traditions and customs practiced during the Spring Festival, and the charm of Chinese traditional culture showcased during the Spring Festival.
Confucius Institute in Indianapolis organized the exhibition at the Carmel Library in March and at the Indiana State House in Oct. The Consul General Yang of China Consulate, Lt Governor Skillman of Indiana, Executive Vice Chancellor Sukhame attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition at the State House on Oct. 1 and delivered speeches.