Chinese Lunar New Year Festival Friday

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Event date
Jan 17,2020
Event Time range
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Event Date range
17 January 2020

 

WHEN: Friday (Jan. 17) , from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: ASU's Hardy Student Center, first floor - past the Book Store, in its Student Cyber Lounge.

By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU

Don't miss out on what will be the most visually appealing and fun event in the River Region on Friday, which is the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival at Alabama State University, which is sponsored by Troy University's Confucius Institute and ASU's International Affairs & Diversity Office.

LOTS OF CULTURAL DISPLAYS, FUN, FOOD & PEOPLE

Over 100 students and Chinese nationals will be in attendance for such fun items as a cultural fair, performances, Chinese food, martial arts and so much more.

BACKGROUND ON CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year is the grandest festival in China, and is a seven-day long holiday. This celebration is dominated by iconic red lanterns, loud fireworks, massive banquets, parades, and the festival  triggers exuberant celebrations across the globe like the one at ASU on Friday.

In 2020, the Chinese New Year festival begins now through Jan. 25, and it honors 2020 as the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese zodiac. Like Christmas in Western countries, the Chinese New Year is a time to be home with family, drinking, cooking, and enjoying a hearty meal together. All streets and lanes are decorated with vibrant red lanterns and colorful lights which marks the Lunar New Year.

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.

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