CBU is getting ready to usher in the Year of the Monkey by gathering to celebrate Chinese New year on February 4, 2016. With cultural displays, authentic Chinese cuisine, traditional entertainment, the event will serve to educate non-Chinese members of both the CBU and CBRM community about the cultural significance of the holiday.
Also known as Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is the most important holiday celebrated in China. CBU’s event will showcase traditional Chinese culture and allow student guides to share their heritage with their new community members. Guests will have the pleasure of participating in and learning about knot tying, zodiac signs, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese art and traditional dress, among others.
Students from the Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management program will prepare and serve the authentic cuisine of dumplings and other Chinese dishes and a traditional dragon dance will serve as the kick-off.
To top-off the celebration and set the tone for a prosperous winter and New Year, a community fireworks display will erupt at 7:30 p.m. Community members are invited to attend and watch from the warmth of campus, where viewing areas will be set-up inside.
Tickets for Chinese New Year are limited due to space, but are free to students and the community!
This event is now sold out!