By DKU Staff
Duke Kunshan students joined Duke classmates to celebrate China’s traditional Mid-Autumn Festival at the Durham campus on Sept. 20.
After an early-evening stroll in Duke Gardens, participants gathered at Bryan Center Plaza to design their own Chinese lanterns before heading over to Baldwin Auditorium for an open-air concert featuring Grammy-nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon.
As night fell, students displayed their lanterns and ate mooncakes, a customary snack. The festival, which has a history of over 3,000 years, falls annually on the 15th day of eight month on the lunar calendar. This year, that was Sept. 21.
The celebration in Durham was co-organized by Duke’s Office of DKU Relations and Konnect Students Across Campuses (KSAC), a student-led initiative that fosters collaboration, engagement and communication among students based in Kunshan and Durham.
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