Jan. 31, 2014: Chinese New Year Celebration

by Michelle Saport  |   

Friday, Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m. Student Union, Den

Student Activities and the Confucius Institute are hosting a Chinese New Year Celebration for the year of the horse. The celebration starts with stage performances, including folk dance, musical instruments and tai chi, followed by a dumpling making contest and other fun activities.

Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated the first day of the year of the lunar calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese New Year celebrations traditionally run from Chinese New Year's Eve, the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, to the Lantern Festival on the 15th day of the first month, making the festival the longest in the Chinese calendar. This event is free and open to the public. Parking on campus is free on Fridays.

For more information about this event, please contact UAA Student Activities at (907) 786-1219 or events@uaa.alaska.edu.

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