Thursday, June 30 2022

Submitted by CSSA

The Chinese Student and Scholars Association invites students to attend the Chinese New Year celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 25, at the Reynolds Center. This event is for students only. Students can attend the event with their student card.

Chinese New Year marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Chinese lunar calendar. Tied to the lunar calendar, the holiday began as a time of celebration and honoring household and celestial deities, as well as ancestors.

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, is the holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new Year on the traditional lunisolar and solar Chinese calendar. This event is also celebrated in a large number of other countries. East and South East Asia cultures. China is the main country where the Chinese New Year has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years. The Chinese New Year celebration introduces the common culture of Chinese to students around the world. The Chinese Students and Scholars Association aims to celebrate Chinese customs to bring integrity to the Chinese community on campus, as well as introduce it to other students interested in such events. A full list of Chinese New Year customs and history can be found at Wikipedia.

This event is supported by the Student Activities Fee as an Associated Student Government-funded event and is free to all students currently enrolled at the U of A who pay the Student Activity Fee. For questions about the event or for accommodations due to a disability, please contact Ximiao Yang, [email protected], 501-517-3456.


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